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Plant a Patch of Prairie Grass

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The Prairie Grasslands Region is one of the most endangered habitats in Canada. But grasslands aren’t found only in the Prairie Provinces; there are also patches of them in Ontario. Some grassland flowers grow so high, you’d have to climb a ladder to come face to face with their blooms. Many species of wildlife depend on the Prairie Grasslands Region for their survival. For instance, the Powesheik skipper butterfly, long-tailed weasel, and grey tiger salamander could disappear from Canada without the tall-grass prairies of Manitoba. Four kinds of grass are found on Canada’s prairies:

If you live in this region, you can do native wildlife a favour by planting a plot of prairie grass in your community. Here’s how: