Wildlife Day: Creating Habitat to Increase Biodiversity

Feb 3, 2015

The groundhog predicted six weeks of winter, and that means six more weeks to plan for spring.

On this Wildlife Day edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with biologist Jim Pease about plans to create and enhance habitat for wildlife.

"If you took a square mile of native prairie, there might be as many as 200 to 225 different species of just plants," Pease says. "Can we recreate that? No, we cannot."

"But the more different kinds of species we have...and [if you] provide structural differences, the more wildlife you are going to attract."