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Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Wildlife Use

Seeds of the black locust are eaten by northern bobwhite quail, mourning dove, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, and squirrels. White-tailed deer also eat the leaves and twigs.

Many animals use this tree for cover. Cavities in the tree are good homes for bird and other animals - especially woodpeckers. Additionally, black locust is the host plant for some species of butterfly.

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