Aiding the Green – Available for Sponsorship for $3,000 – Call (630) 623-8366
Title: Aiding the Green
Artist: Tracy Ostmann
Location: 400 North Michigan
About Tracy’s Design:
Aiding the Green is about birds that inhabit the surroundings of golf courses and how they benefit the golf course through a symbiotic relationship. After researching various bird species that inhabit golf courses, I have carefully selected four attractive and very active birds who have a great impact on golf courses: The Flicker, American Robin, The Chickadee, and the Purple Finch.
The Flicker and the American Robin both spend time on the ground feeding on pests such as Ants, which make up half of the Flicker’s entire subsistence. Other pests kept under control are white grubs, dung beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers, and wireworms. Chickadees will also feed on those same pests plus aphids and larvae. The Purple Finch though mostly a seedeater also feeds on a diet of insects. Other golf course nuisances these birds prey on are clover-leaf, clover weevils, larvae, March-flies, crane-flies, the chinch-bug, mole cricket, crawfish, and certain small bees that burrow in the green.
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