Tall Grass Prairies  By Emily Ruth, Jesse, Desiree
Where is it…?
Between the Mississippi River and Nebraska
Climate Conditions
<ul><li>receive about 10 inches in the west and 30 inches in the east of rain per year  </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Season <...
Soil?
<ul><li>dark brown or black in color </li></ul><ul><li>soils have formed under grassland vegetation  </li></ul><ul><li>hea...
Plant & Their Adaptations
<ul><li>Asters, sunflowers, crazy weeds, blazing stars, cone flowers, goldenrods, clover, wild indigo, corn and wheat </li...
 
Animal & Their Adaptations
<ul><li>EX: Eagles, gray wolves, crickets, bison, deer, rabbits, and small rodents and insects  </li></ul><ul><li>Many are...
 
Negative Human Impact <ul><li>Acquisition of Louisiana Purchase though to be useless grasses </li></ul><ul><li>Planted non...
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  1. 1. Tall Grass Prairies By Emily Ruth, Jesse, Desiree
  2. 2. Where is it…?
  3. 3. Between the Mississippi River and Nebraska
  4. 4. Climate Conditions
  5. 5. <ul><li>receive about 10 inches in the west and 30 inches in the east of rain per year </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Season </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Late Spring to early fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 degree F to 70 on average </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dormant Season </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Late fall to early spring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-40 degree F to 50 degree F </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tall trees are not able to grow here because there is not enough precipitation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Soil?
  7. 7. <ul><li>dark brown or black in color </li></ul><ul><li>soils have formed under grassland vegetation </li></ul><ul><li>heavily influenced by the closely matted roots in the dense sod of the thick-growing grasses </li></ul><ul><li>roots eventually decay underground putting nutrients back into the soil, making it richer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Plant & Their Adaptations
  9. 9. <ul><li>Asters, sunflowers, crazy weeds, blazing stars, cone flowers, goldenrods, clover, wild indigo, corn and wheat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corn and wheat can store water, allowing them to survive through droughts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forbs: stems are soft to bend in the wind </li></ul><ul><li>narrow leaves that lose less water </li></ul><ul><li>have very extensive and deep root systems to accumulate water </li></ul><ul><li>wildflowers have a very upright form in order to compete for sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>grow close together that allow for the plants to support each other </li></ul>
  10. 11. Animal & Their Adaptations
  11. 12. <ul><li>EX: Eagles, gray wolves, crickets, bison, deer, rabbits, and small rodents and insects </li></ul><ul><li>Many are burrowing animals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security from the weather so their young can grow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place to live </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel in large herds </li></ul><ul><li>Larger animals have thick fur to protect them from harsh winters </li></ul>
  12. 14. Negative Human Impact <ul><li>Acquisition of Louisiana Purchase though to be useless grasses </li></ul><ul><li>Planted non native plants for value ex; wheat and corn </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated the native species </li></ul><ul><li>Now only 4% natural plants remain </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated biodiversity </li></ul>

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