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A Field Guide to the Prairie

Plants Birds Herps Insects Mammals


Big Bluestem
Blue Grama Grass
Buffalo Grass
Canada Wild Rye
Indian Grass
June Grass
Kentucky Bluegrass
Little Bluestem
Porcupine Grass
Prairie Cordgrass
Prairie Dropseed
Quack Grass
Side-Oats Grama


Black-eyed Susan
Common Spiderwort
Field Bindweed
Leafy Spurge
Prairie Blazing Star
Prickly Pear Cactus
Purple Coneflower
Purple prairie clover
Western Prairie-fringed Orchid
Wild Bergamot

Bald Eagle
Burrowing Owl
Canada Goose*
Common Loon
Common Snipe
Ferruginous Hawk
Golden Eagle
Long-billed Curlew
Lesser Prairie Chicken
Marsh Wren
Northern Harrier
Greater Prairie Chicken*
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane*
Short-eared Owl*
Western Meadowlark

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American Toad
Blanding's Turtle
Canadian Toad
Carpenter Frog
Common Garter Snake
Fox Snake
Gopher Snake (Bullsnake)
Great Plains Toad
Lined Snake
Northern Leopard Frog
Pig Frog
Plains Spadefoot
Plains Garter Snake
Poison Arrow Frog
Prairie Skink
Western Hognose Snake
Woodhouse's Toad

Argentine Ant
Blister Beetle
Bumble Bee
Cabbage Butterfly
Carrion Beetle
Fire Ant
Monarch Butterfly
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle (Lady Bug)
Tiger Beetle
Western Tiger Swallowtail

Black-footed Ferret
Black Bear
Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Eastern Cottontail
Meadow Vole
Northern Grasshopper Mouse
Prairie Dog
Red Fox
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
13-lined Ground Squirrel
White-tailed Jackrabbit

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