Golf Courses Good For Birdies—And Other Wildlife

From San Diego's The Union-Tribune:
[A] growing body of research . . . suggests that . . . [w]ith thoughtful, sometimes remarkably simple planning and modification, [golf] courses can feature not just birds (the feathered kind), but mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects . . . .

“In some places, they can play a critical role in preserving some species[, said Peter Stangel, director of science for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation]. Obviously, they're not going to benefit every kind of wildlife. You're not going to see pronghorn antelope on greens. But a golf course can look a lot like a prairie to a burrowing owl if you provide some suitable nesting habitat.”