The Prairie is an ecosystem mostly of grasses and forbs (flowering plants) with many other fauna, fungi, the soil, geology, and fire. All of these together create an ecosystem where life is interdependent upon each other. The prairie is an intricate web, with more of its living mass below ground, in the deep roots of the grasses and flowering plants, than we can see above ground.

Today, less than 1/10th of 1% of Iowa's native prairies remain. 

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