Prairies

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Prairies

By: Katie Genirs

Latitude/Longitude: 37°21′N to 34°51′15″S and 51°27′52″E to 17°33′22″W.Elevation: Middle to lower.

Major prairies:*Pampas of South America*Savannah of Africa*Steppes of Eurasia + Australia *Plains of North America

Major cities (USA): Denver, Omaha, Tulsa, and Dallas.

Physical Features:*Grass is the dominant vegetation.*Not enough rainfall for a forest.*Dry, windy, sunny; no trees or shade.*Open and fairly flat.

Winter Grassland:

*Fires are important to maintain grasslands.

Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes)

American Buffalo(Bison bison)

Pronghorn Antelope(Antilocapra americana)

Coyote(Canis laterans)

Burrowing Owl(Athene cunicularia)

Blazing Stars (Liatris spicata)

Goldenrods(Solidago canadensis)

Purple Needlegrass(Nassella pulchra)

Asters(Tripolium pannonicum)

Buffalo Grass(Bouteloua dactyloides)

Prairies

Keystone species: Bison + prarie dogs

Many adaptations to dry, windy conditions

Humans have destroyed lands for crops

Amsel, Sheri. "The North American Prairie." Exploring Nature Educational Resource. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. . "Temperate Grassland." GrasslandScience. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2014. ."Grasslands." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. .

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*3 types: Tall grass, Mixed grass 'Short grass

ENDANGERED!!!


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