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The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois


Prairies are wonderful places, and I hope that your interest has been stimulated to visit them and to learn more about them. Reading about them is a good beginning, but there is nothing like visiting the real thing. I hope that you have the opportunity to experience the vibrant, living world of prairies. If you find visit some prairies not on the above list that you find enjoyable, let me know and they can be added to future editions of this article. You can e-mail me with comments or suggestions or contact me at the Illinois Natural History Survey.


Thanks to Scott C. McKayAmanda S. Robertson, Charles Warwick, and Jennifer Tate for proofreading and editorial advice. Karen Fletcher first suggested this article, and she digitized the first slides and did the original html programming for the PrairieNet version of this web site.

Some of the information in this article came from work done as part of the Critical Trends Assessment Program of the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources. The Critical Trends prairie chapter was prepared by Kenneth R. Robertson and Mark W. Schwartz, with the assistance of Brian K. Dunphy, H. David Clarke, Jeffrey W. Olson, and Lyle Trumbull.

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