Deer Resistant MixTM Texas Bluebonnet, Black-Eyed Susan, Indian Blanket, Scrambled Eggs, White Gaura, Greenthread, Lemon Mint, Purple Coneflower, Tahoka Daisy, Pitcher Sage, Frostweed, Prairie Verbena, Mexican Hat, Pink Evening Primrose, Gayfeather, Scarlet Sage, Butterfly Weed, Maximilian Sunflower Rangeland Seeding Rate 20 lbs / acre Lawn & Garden Seeding 1 lb / 1100 sf Deer Resistant Item #1812 Pkt $3 20 sf D-pak $19 200 sf $44 / lb These wildflowers are unpalatable and rarely eaten by deer, grow back rapidly when nipped, and are aromatic to confuse their senses. Extirpation of woody plants is happening all across the Hill Country. Besides land fragmentation, one cause is the exploding deer population. What is Extirpation? Really it’s a big word for local extinction. Constant browsing by deer without any plant recovery time hinders seed production. Depletion of the native seed bank of desirable plants will alter the landscape; ultimately leaving the least palatable plants. This is where land and wildlife management meet. photo by John Gleinser Order Online • www.seedsource.com 15 Consider decreasing deer population numbers and restoring native habitat for longterm improvements to create healthy balance of wildlife. See firsthand, build a simple exclosure. Resources: Texas Wildlife Association www.texas-wildlife.org Hill Country Landowners Guide by Jim Stanley see p. 95 Build healthy habitat for native white tail deer with one of our EcoSystem in a Bag™ diverse seed mixtures books: see p 92