prairie


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prairie

pertaining to or emanating from the prairie.

prairie dog
small, 12 inches, 2 lb, gray-brown, herbivorous, diurnal rodent, living in burrows, in colonies or towns. Called also Cynomys ludovicianus.
prairie grass
paspalumurvillei.
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Loss of Hulsebus Hill Prairie, Henderson County, Illinois, to woody plant invasion.
The first four chapters describe the Cajun prairie and its people, highlighting major events that determined drastic changes to this environment.
Other La Prairie treatments include a 90-minute 'La Prairie Radiance Gold Facial' (pounds 135).
Karen Solie's "Sturgeon" has us wander along a prairie river:
The cultivars were relatively short, and had a wider range of colours and repeated their bloom better than roses previously developed on the prairies.
More troubling is Calder and Wardhaugh's misleading suggestion that, unlike previous studies of Canadian prairie history and literature, History, Literature, and the Writing of the Canadian Prairies does not privilege European settler/invader culture (3).
However, much of the West was also under the grip of an extended drought, and both prairie dogs and ferrets were impacted at reintroduction sites in Mexico, Colorado/Utah and Conata Basin/Badlands, South Dakota.
The roots of prairie restoration were planted right there at the university, when Aldo Leopold was appointed the first chair of game management in 1933.
But for humans more accustomed to the landscape, more at home in the wilderness of the prairie, the mating rituals of the greater prairie-chicken inspired art.
Uzureau said students that come to Prairie State from the south suburban Flossmoor school are noticeably more prepared than ones from the other public high schools.
Prairie State has received the major permits necessary for construction, which include a recent affirmation of the project's air permit from the U.
The mating season for Utah prairie dogs lasts only 17 days, and each female is ready to breed for only 5 hours once a year.