The Vanishing Prairie: A closer look

  • By: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY and PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER
  • Updated: September 23, 2012 - 8:24 AM

As this dry summer draws to a close, the prairie seems a monochromatic brown. But look closer and its secrets are revealed …

Sources:
"Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie, The Upper Midwest" by Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa.
"Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers; A Falcon Field Guide" Text, by Doug Ladd. Photos by Frank Oberle, a Nature Conservancy Book.
"Insects; a Peterson Field Guide" by Donald J. Borror/ Richard E. White. David Astin, retired science teacher and Nature Conservancy volunteer.

 
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