Prairie Primer

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Diane Pub Co, 1997 - Nature - 59 pages
Discusses the prairie, a unique ecological system characterized by a plant cover of grasses & wildflowers, rather than trees or shrubs. It comprises an open, grass-covered, treeless landscape. Prairie animals have specially adapted to thrive on grasslandsÓ rather than in forests or wetlands. The prairie has largely disappeared, but there is a growing interest in preserving & restoring it. Chapters: fire preserves the prairie; distinctive animal life; a parade of plants; reading the prairie landscape; grasses & shrubs; prairie remnants; the prairie landscaper, managing a prairie planting; & prairie bibliography. Drawings & maps.

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Contents

Wisconsin prairies
6
Forbs and shrubs
19
Where to find prairie remnants
40
The prairie landscaper
46
Managing a prairie planting
52
Prairie bibliography
58

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