Prairies

All about them

Prairie Definition

-A large open area of grassland.

Prairie Info




Prairie Facts:

- Rains 20-30 inches a year

- Herbivores live in the Prairies, this includes; Mice, Deer, etc

- Prairies once covered about 40% of the United States.

Plants that live in the prairies

How they adapt to the prairies:

Some plants have thick stems which help them withstand the windy conditions on the prairie. Feel the cup plant and compass plant flowering stalks; they are very tough! The stems of grasses, however, are thin and flexible. They bend in the wind, and then spring right back up once it passes.


Plants:

Big Bluestem

Indian grass

Little bluestem

On A Map

These are where the prairies (or grasslands) are located.
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Temperature Range

Winter temperatures average -10ºC and summers average 15ºC.


-10 Celsius = 14 Fahrenheit

15 Celsius = 59 Fahrenheit

Animals that live in prairies

American toad, Badger, Black-footed Ferret, Bison, Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit, Bumble bee, Burrowing owl

Consumer

One of the consumers is a Bison.


Definition: a person or thing that eats or uses something

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Producer

The Wildflower is the producer of the prairies.


Definition: A person, company, or country that makes, grows, or supplies goods or commodities for sale.

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Decomposers

The decomposer of prairies are a worm, Dung beetle, and Carrion beetle.


Definition: an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.