tallgrass prairies

Prairie Patches Are Small Relics of Once Vast Ecosystems

January 2, 2008 clifftop CliffNotes

Liatris & Rattlesnake Master, D. FitzWilliam

    Dennis FitzWilliam, Clifftop Illinois, the “Prairie State,” once was a part of a vast grassland, stretching from Indiana to Nebraska, from Texas to Saskatchewan, called the tallgrass prairie.  In 1800, 22 million acres of Illinois were tallgrass prairie and 14 million acres were forest. Millions of years ago, because of the Rocky Mountain […]


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