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 The tallgrass prairie and central hardwood forest have an amazing array of plants. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Arboretum expert offers a guide to the plants that belong in Minnesota gardens," 28 Aug. 2020 An example in the central U.S. is the existence of vast areas of tallgrass prairie that existed for millennia before the arrival of European settlers. Marc D. Abrams, Scientific American, "Don't Downplay the Role of Indigenous People in Molding the Ecological Landscape," 5 Aug. 2020 Today, less than 15% of tallgrass prairie remains, most of it converted to farmland or lost to development. Mark Tutton, CNN, "Why bringing back bison could help restore America's lost prairie," 25 Nov. 2019 Today, more than 95 percent of tallgrass prairie land has been destroyed, and fires are often suppressed in what prairie remnants remain. Popular Science, "For prairie flowers, fire is the ultimate matchmaker," 29 Jan. 2020 This area will be dedicated to native Ohio plants, specifically native grasses and tallgrass prairie plantings. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Give a gift of beauty and tranquility with Gardenview: Strong Points," 13 Dec. 2019 For more information on the 51 acre tallgrass prairie, click here. Greg May, Houston Chronicle, "Nature lovers enjoy blooms, tiny wildlife at Deer Park preserve," 1 Oct. 2019 Almost half of all temperate grasslands and 16 percent of tropical grasslands have been converted to agricultural or industrial uses and only one percent of the original tallgrass prairie exists today. Claire Wolters, National Geographic, "Grassland threats, explained," 22 Aug. 2019 Denton Prairie is a part of the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch, a tallgrass prairie passage that connects Pioneers Park Nature Center to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. USA TODAY, "‘Molly of Denali,’ saloon discourse, ashes by mail: News from around our 50 states," 10 July 2019

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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 20 Sep. 2020.

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