Virtual Tour of the Forest: Urban Forestry - Wildlife

This shade also provides habitat for a variety of birds and small mammals. These buffers also act as travel corridors between larger habitat areas and provide food, shelter and nesting sites.

These wooded strips provide a local ecosystem and provide habitat for animals and birds that would otherwise be absent from urban areas. Leaves and twigs are the basis of food in the stream ecosystem, being utilized by insects that are in turn prey for fish.

Riparian buffers also provide for recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, and bird watching.

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