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150 years ago tallgrass prairie covered 85% of Iowa's 36 million acres. What remains is only 1/10th of 1%. Once covering part or all of 13 states, the tallgrass prairie is almost gone.
Tallgrass prairie is a living organism. Containing a wide diversity of wildlife it supports hundreds of plant species, 350+ species of birds, @100 species of mammals in addition to amphibians, reptiles, fish and insect species.
Conservationists are beginning to restore tallgrass prairie. You can see the prairie alongside the fields of corn, alfalfa and hay. Bison, elk, butterflies, birds, owls, lizards, kingsnakesand pocket mice call the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge home. Experience the living diversity of tallgrass prairie in your backyard. www.tallgrass.org
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