MI-MAST: Wildlife Food Tracker
|Goal||Understand the cycles of production of wild fruit produced.|
|Task||Record mast production of plants.|
|Where||Michigan, United States of America|
MI-MAST is a program where YOU get to understand wildlife foods in areas you are interested in while playing an important role in the conservation of Michigan’s wildlife. Understanding the cycles of wild fruit and seeds that are produced by trees and shrubs, also called mast, is a critical component of understanding wildlife habitat and population performance. Mast crops are known to directly affect wildlife productivity and survival, hence knowing more about wildlife food sources can help you locate more wildlife. Additionally, biologists need mast information across the entire state of Michigan to fully understand how wildlife populations might be responding to masting.
|How to Join|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school, At night|
|Tags||acorns, berries, food, michigan, mimast, mucc, nuts, restoration, shrubs, trees, wildlife|
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