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Grassland – Prairies Zoologist . By Joshua Bashur. Herbivores of the Prairie. Bison. Monarch Butterfly. White-Tailed Jack Rabbit. Environmental Adaptations:. To flee from predators they have developed: large ears long legs.

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herbivores of the prairie
Herbivores of the Prairie

Bison

Monarch Butterfly

White-Tailed Jack Rabbit

Environmental Adaptations:

  • To flee from predators they have developed:
  • large ears
  • long legs
  • To stop bugs from messing with them their tails are like a fly swatter.
  • They produce a chemical that gives their body a very bitter taste; which birds hate.
carnivores of the prairie
Carnivores of the Prairie

Bald Eagle

Prairie Rattlesnake

Coyote

Environmental Adaptations:

They shed their winter fur every summer to help them adapt to the changing climate.

  • They have very good eyesight to help them locate their prey which maybe camouflaged.
  • They have camouflage to help them blend in with their environment.
omnivores of the prairie
Omnivores of the Prairie

Franklin's Ground Squirrel

red fox

burrowing owl

Environmental Adaptations:

They can hear low-frequency sounds very well. They can even hear small animals digging underground. The will frequently dig in the dirt or snow to catch prey.

They can produce a good imitation of a rattlesnake buzz by snapping their beak. This help them to scare away predators.

  • They shed their winter fur every summer to help them adapt to the changing climate.
two food chains of the prairie
Two Food Chains of the Prairie
  • Secondary Consumer

Producer

Primary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

  • Secondary Consumer
  • Primary Consumer
  • Secondary Consumer
  • Producer
abiotic and biotic factors
Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Abiotic factors are non living things that affect living organisms. Examples of these in the prairies are holes, dirt, and rocks. These abiotic factors are used by living organisms as shelter.

Biotic factors are living organisms such as animals, plants, and trees. The biotic factors affect other living organisms because they can be used as food.

Decomposers of the Prairie

Decomposers breakdown dead things. If there were no decomposers dead things

would pile up everywhere. Examples of decomposers are fungi and mushrooms.

Yellow Coral Mushroom