• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Butterfly - Monarch

Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus
Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus
NPS Photo by Tom Bean

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.