and muscadine (Vitus rotundifolia) stems and the total number of clumps of broomsedge were recorded in each circular plot.
The total number of black berry and muscadine stems and clumps of broomsedge in the circle was recorded.
Positive correlations between the significant discriminating values and other measurements indicate that a greater average grass density and a greater number of clumps of broomsedge surrounded traps that captured white-footed mice (Table II).
Number of black berry stems and the number of clumps of broomsedge accounted for 42% of the variation between the microhabitats surrounding traps that captured cotton rats and traps that captured white-footed mice.
Instead, like the report made in this physiographic province by Odum , the distribution of cotton rats was similar to the distribution of broomsedge and black berry.
For example, the results of our study suggest site preparation methods that promote the growth of broomsedge and/or black berry in the Piedmont physiographic province would lead to increases in the abundance of cotton rats through promoting the habitat preferred by this species.