State park thinning out trees to preserve bird habitat

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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:41 am

OSPREY, Fla. -- Crews at Oscar Scherer State Park are finishing a tree clearing project that will eventually benefit the native scrub jay.

According to the Herald Tribune, the park is thinning out the tree line so smaller scrubby flatwood plants can grow. Scrubby flatwoods are where endangered scrub jays primarily nest.

Over the last fifteen years the number of scrub jays recorded in the park have dropped by nearly two thirds.

Oscar Scherer has the largest population of scrub jays in the Sarasota-Charlotte region.

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