Dodder: a parasitic cheater, or helpful companion?

Midwestern Oak Savanna

The U.S. hosts a globally imperiled ecosystem not many recognize: the Oak Savanna. Let’s restore this once ubiquitous, parklike grassland.

The Grasshopper Sparrow

This unassuming little brown bird is an absolute star of American grasslands. Meet the Grasshopper Sparrow and its critically endangered Florida subspecies.


Tumbleweeds are fascinating plants that you didn’t know you needed to know more about.

prairie dog munches on threeawn

Prairie Dog Posse

These amazing rodents are landscapers, gardeners, as well as tasty snacks. Integral to our ecosystem, yet in peril, the prairie dog is a misunderstood marvel.

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