Ecology + golf = true

Friday, October 16th, 2009 | Environment Update | No Comments

Golf courses might be environmental disasters, degrading habitats, wasting water and spreading pesticides and fertilizers. But they have the potential to become assets of nature, especially in the vicinity of cities. In a recent article Swedish scientists showed that golf course ponds contribute to the network of wetlands in the landscape, making life easier for many amphibians. In some cases the diversity of pond creatures were even higher compared to nature reserves!

Check out scientific paper “Golf courses and wetland fauna”

Check out Scandinavian turfgrass and environment research foundation

Recommended reading: The Swedish golf experience by Gene Oberto and Peter Cordén. “Brings you a golf book that is the only one of its kind in Sweden. It takes you on a journey to the many varied and beautiful types of golf courses there are in this golfing hideaway, Sweden.

image courtesy: Peter Cordén

image courtesy: Peter Cordén

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