Preserving the Prairie Habitat
The prairie is one of the most important ecological features on earth. Here in the Midwest, the land was once covered with grasses as far as the eye could see. These grasses were important to the survival of many species that lived here, not only for food, but for coverage from weather and predators.
The prairie now exists only in isolated parcels of land preserves,rather than the vast expanse it once covered. But you can help preserve the habitat of the creatures dependent on the prairie, and conserve water and resources, by planting native grasses and forbs in your backyard.