North American Prairies/Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher
Tallgrass prairies once covered over 170 million acres (69 million hectares) of North America. They were a sea of waving grasses that stretched from the western edge of Indiana into eastern Kansas and from Saskatchewan, Canada, into the northern regions of Texas.
Picture the corn and soybean fields stretching for miles across the horizon. Now replace this scene with a sea of wildflowers and grasses. As the wind blows and you look straight out onto the edge of the horizon, witness an ocean of undulating textures and colors making huge waves blowing across the vast landscape. Goose bumps form on my arms as I am once again with the great spirit that made this land and I am witness to a virtual native landscape vision. Perhaps my Native American blood can sense this feeling as maybe I used to roam these lands hunting buffalo and using many of the plants for food and medicine.Ion Exchange, Inc.1878 Old Mission Dr.Harpers Ferry, IA 52146-7533