Spring 2019 Feature: Will More Rabbit Feet Lead to Good Luck for Southern New England Grouse?

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Home   >   Spring 2019 Issue   >   Spring 2019 Feature: Will More Rabbit Feet Lead to Good Luck for Southern New England Grouse? By on January 9, 2019

By Edward Ricciuti

An excerpt…Southernmost New England’s moribund ruffed grouse population could use a major hurricane on the order of 1938’s calamitous big blow.

Wildlife biologists speculate that a storm near the top of the Saffir-Simpson scale could blast open enough of the mature forests that blanket the landscape for sunlight to penetrate and trigger the growth of the forbs, shrubs, young trees and other new vegetation grouse need for food and cover. A major plague of defoliating gypsy moths, one of

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