Abandoned Lots/golfcourses

Eric or Pat Metzler spruance at infinet.com
Wed Jun 10 07:55:05 EDT 1998

Well, I'm not sure about NL, but in the U.S. golf courses are highly
managed with many applications of pesticides and other poisons.  They
are certainly not planned nor managed for wildlife (except frisky
golfers).  Golf courses in the U.S. may harbor some generalists, but
they offer little as refuges for wildlife.

Eric Metzler
Columbus OH

Ernst.Neering at STAFF.TPE.WAU.NL wrote:
> I also used to have the impression that golfcourses were a waste of grounds
> but was told by a collegue entomologist (and I think this is correct) that
> they are used more intensively than most other outdoors sport accomodations.
> This because people use them all days of the week, not only for one or a few
> matches and some trainings per week.
> 80 people for 10 hours each day of the week on dozens of acres of varied
> vegetation (grass and trees, etc.) or 18 people on 1 acre of trodden grass
> and sand surrounded by buildings and structures for a few times per week.
> Which is better?
> Also the users of golf courses are so much quieter (outside the big
> tournaments) so nature often develops well on golf courses, (of course not
> near the holes where the grass is trimmed so often) but surrounding the
> greens there can be quite a diverse vegetation with all its inhabitants. I
> would like to hear how other people think about this.
> Regards,
> Ernst Neering

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