Intensive research on the Mearns cottontail was conducted from March 26 to September 18, 1954, on an 80-acre tract of the Floyd Fleming farm in Decatur County, Iowa. The cover on the 80 acres was alfalfa for hay 13 acres, alfalfa in pasture 21 acres, grass in pasture 8 acres, corn 22 acres, fallow grassland 11 acres, and trees, shrubs and vines along fencelines and gullies and in a catalpa planting about 5 acres. The plants of the fallow grassland, fencelines and gullies were listed by Hubbard and Hendrickson (1952) in some detail.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1956 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Linder, Raymond L. and Hendrickson, George O.
"Use of Rearing Cover by Mearns Cottontail,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 63(1), 732-736.
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