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.


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


One of the consumers is a Bison.

Definition: a person or thing that eats or uses something

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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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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.