Pheidole dentata: This species was found nesting under eastern red cedars in the glades.
Strumigenys louisianae: This species was nesting in litter under eastern red cedars in the glades.
Outcroppings of the basin's Ordovician limestone bedrock and shallow soils result in conditions that favor herbaceous vegetation and limit tree growth to isolated individuals or scattered stands of eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and a few other woody species.
This species was found nesting in the needle litter under eastern red cedar trees and in soil around grass clumps.
Other authors have noted the abundance of eastern red cedar in the Black Belt, and have suggested that an increase in abundance of this tree happened within the last century.
Eastern red cedar is a fire intolerant species and prescribed burns are a typical method of removal from a site (Solecki, 1997).
Future monitoring and observations should be made in this forest to examine any changes in abundance of cedar or other tree species that may take place, in order to better understand the role of eastern red cedar in the landscape of Black Belt.