Prairie Ecology

a single juniper stands at the bottom of a gentle prairie slope, which rolls up into a hill on the right.
The prairies of Badlands National Park are home to a rich environment of plants and creatures.

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Life in the Grasslands

Curious about the ecology of mixed-grass prairies? These lanscapes are home to a wide array of species, both plant and animal. Check out the articles below to learn more about how these species interact with each other in the grasslands of Badlands National Park.

Last updated: July 20, 2020

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