tallgrass prairie

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tall·​grass prairie | \ ˈtȯl-ˌgras- How to pronounce tallgrass prairie (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Just ten minutes outside of Cedar Rapids, Indian Creek Nature Center offers five miles of trails streaking through tallgrass prairie, wetlands, and woodlands, with ample opportunity for spotting native birds and mammals along the way. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Measuring in at well over 6,000 acres, this pristine preserve is home to vast swathes of tallgrass prairie, a type of biome that was once widespread across Iowa before the days of large-scale corn farming. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 24 June 2021 The park is named for the tallgrass prairie which used to cover a third of the state and now makes up less than one percent, but don’t worry. Suzy Evans, Rolling Stone, 10 June 2021 Bald eagles, egrets, great blue herons and pelicans use the riverfront as a migration corridor and in the western portion of the park, 150 acres have been restored to tallgrass prairie. Alex Schechter, New York Times, 14 May 2021 Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1975, sits just shy of the South Dakota border and consists of 11,586 acres of tallgrass prairie, wetlands, granite outcrops and river woodlands. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 The country has lost almost three quarters of its tallgrass prairie and 40 percent of its grassland bird populations since 1966. Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2021 The country has lost almost three quarters of its tallgrass prairie and 40 percent of its grassland bird populations since 1966. Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2021 The country has lost almost three quarters of its tallgrass prairie and 40 percent of its grassland bird populations since 1966. Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2021

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Tallgrass prairie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallgrass%20prairie. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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