General Prairie Information
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Fermilab's video includes information about prairie plants, animals, history
of the prairie, prairie restoration efforts and prairie research projects.
Science Prairie Resource Center
Rediscovering a Fragile Frontier
Contains an overview of the many endangered plants and animals that once
inhabited the tallgrass prairie, the continent's largest connected ecosystem.
Northern Prairie Wildlife
A site map for various areas is provided along with a list of Biological
Resources for locating plant and animal life. It also offers a resource
finder to support online searches, has a publication database for articles,
gives announcements of press and article releases.
Prairie in Illinois
Includes a definition of prairies, talks about formations and settlements
of prairies, discusses the role of prairies in aviation, types of prairies
in Illinois, the biodiversity of prairies, plants found on prairies, where
to see prairies, landscaping with prairie plants, prairie restoration,
lists of publication references on prairies, acknowledgements and links
to prairie websites.
Lists biological prairie resources by type and geography. Also links to
other prairie websites as well.
Addresses prairie ecology. Provides prairie wildflower links, lists of
prairie organizations and horticulture links.
Origin of the Tallgrass Prairie
Grasslands - definition of prairie
Defines the term "prairie" and addresses various natural preserves,
grasslands, refuges, and parks. The table of contents includes lists of
prairie attractions, activities, locations, books/media, travel, gear,
forums, and features all dealing with GORP (Great Outdoors Recreation
Natural Heritage - North Dakota
This site is broken into fourteen sections: Native Prairie Values, Management,
and Conservation Programs; Native Prairie Management; Native Prairie Conservation
Alternatives; Grassland or Conservation Easements; Land Acquisition (contact),
Natural Areas Registry Program (contact); Grazing Systems (contact); Wildlife
Habitat Incentive Programs (contact); Grazing Management Technical Assistance
(contact); Environmental Quality Incentives Program (contact); Grasslands
For Tomorrow Program (contact); Habitat Pilot Program (contact); and Agency
Offices and Phone Numbers (contacts).
Addresses various prairie regions and provides hands-on activity examples.
National Wildlife Refuge
Includes three sample lesson plans exploring the tallgrass prairie at
the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
Prairie/ Savanna Curriculum Activities
Activities for elementary, middle school and high school students explore
prairies and savannas.
Friends of the Prairie
Provides an introduction to the Learning Center including the mission,
resources, hours and contacts. The table of contents also includes animals,
activities and events, photos, links, email, history and books.
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Reviews the Tallgrass Preserve in detail with the history, physical features
and hours of the preserve. Also includes an "Adopt a Bison"
Neal Smith National Wildlife
Refuge Prairie Learning Center
Includes a brief description of the refuge and the Learning Center. Provides
maps and directions, information on Prairie/ Savanna Restoration, Environmental
Education, upcoming events, and research. It also includes links to Friends
of the Prairie and National Wildlife Refuge Association.
Grass Cultural Guide
Lists prairie grasses by the scientific names, types, height, color, blooms,
and comments. Also includes picture links and comments.
Provides general background information on prairie grass.
Native Prairie Grasses
Provides an illustrated list of prairie plants in bloom. Also includes
notes on selected native grasses.
Field Office Guide to Plant Species
North American Prairie Slide Show
Prairie Plant Slide Show
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Observed at Fermilab's Prairie
Frogs Observed at Fermilab's
Observed at Fermilab's Prairie
Provides links to many classifications of animals that make the prairie
Defines the prairie and addresses adaptations among prairie animals of
North America. Also lists prairie animals along with background information,
a photograph and general anatomy.
Prairie Animal Slide Show
Animals that Live in the Prairie Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystems – Animals – Mammals
Prairie Ecosystems – Animal Adaptations
American Buffalo (Bison).
Includes photos of Bison from the Center for Bison Studies.
Breen Prairie Burn Photos
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation’s photos of the Breen Prairie controlled burn and restoration
Prairie Burn Photos
Check out photos of a controlled prairie burn and see how fire-fighters recreate nature's own process of controlling weeds and adding nitrogen back into the soil.
Lesson Guide for Fire Field Trip
Includes a detailed lesson plan focusing on how to take students on a
field trip to a controlled burn. The objectives, materials, lesson plans
and activities are included.
of prairie burning in the Flint Hills, Kansas
USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service Collection of Photo Gallery
Anyone can download free conservation and natural resource-related images
for use in newsletters, brochures, websites, school lessons and presentations.
Search for images by state or category. 3000 images
Prairie Wildflowers Photographs
Provides three pages of Native Wildflowers. Each page has approximately
six different flowers with brief descriptions and pictures for each.
Grasses Photographs/Prairie Grass Cultural Guide
A list of Prairie Grass with the scientific names, types, height, color,
blooms, and comments are provided. It also includes prairie plant links.
Prairie Grass Photographs
Includes three pages of prairie grasses with brief descriptions and photographs.
Iowa Prairies - Splendor in the Grass Photographs
Twenty-four different prairie scenes are included with a description of
the scene and background information.
Photos from the Fermilab Prairie
Photos of Prairie Fires