Fields and Forests

Fields are critically important for the landscape. With no canopy overhead, all the sunshine can come in and give early successional species a chance to really flourish. Fields are great for pollinator insects and birds that rely on insects for food. Fields change and can become forests when they're not disturbed. Tree species like pines, oaks, and sweetgums will arrive and get bigger and bigger until they form a canopy that keeps the sunlight from getting in. See what animals live in the fields and forests of the Lowcountry.