Cycle One: Prairies and Pollinators
What is a prairie?
Prairies are made up of plants such as flowers and grasses that are seldom found in other habitats. They are uniquely suited for southern Wisconsin and provide homes for numerous species of wildlife.
Why are prairies important?
Prairies are filled with native plants that are perfectly adapted to Wisconsin’s climate. The sturdy root systems are both drought resistant and absorb water to prevent erosion and flooding. They do not require fertilizer or pesticides. Prairies provide a home and food sources for birds, butterflies and other insects, reptiles and small mammals.