Mississippi Habitats

Most of the collecting done by the Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM) has been centered in the southeastern Unitied States, especially in Mississippi, but also to lesser degrees in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida. Many of our collections are made in specific habitats, while others are made in State Parks, National Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, National Wildlife Refuges, etc. When making collections of arthropods in State or Federal lands it is neccessary to obtain the proper permits, and of course, when collecting on private land, it is essential to obtain permission from the landowner. For more information about the major habitat types in Mississippi, go to "Mississippi Habitats" below and click on the habitat (not all habitats have links to pages about them yet). For more information about federal and state lands in Mississippi, with contact information provided if available, click the "Mississippi-State and Federal Lands" link below.

Mississippi Habitats

Black Belt Prairie
Jackson Prairie
Longleaf Pine Savannahs
Coastal Dunes and Barrier Islands
Bottomland Hardwood Forests
Mixed Mesophytic Forests
Pine-Oak Flatwoods

Mississippi- State and Federal Lands
Nature Conservancy Preserves (MS)