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January 10, 2012 Study Notes Chapter 2 - Lesson 2: A Sea of GrassVocabulary:1. prairie - an area of flat or hilly land covered by grasses.2. predator - an animal that hunts other animals for food. Prairies How Prairie Animals Characteristics Protect Themselvesflat or covered rich some some some livehilly with soil live in run under-land grass ground herds fast
January 10, 2012 MAIN IDEAS What is a Prairie?· flat or hilly land covered by grass· buffalo roam in groups or herds· not many trees· rain affects the height of the grass - Eastern prairies get more rain, therefore, taller grass than Western prairies.· Rich soil - wheat and oats grow well here
January 10, 2012 MAIN IDEAS Prairie Life (p. 35)· Since there are no trees on the prairie, animals must ﬁnd other ways to escape predators.· Prairie Dogs & Badgers dig underground tunnels.· Pronghorns protect themselves by living in herds and being able to run quickly.· Prairie predators are coyotes! coyote badger prairie dog
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