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576 FAMILY TIES - BLACK TAILED PRAIRIE DOGS

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Highly social, black-tailed prairie dogs greet each other with kisses and grooming. They transform the prairie landscape with their towns, creating a tunnel system that aerates, fertilizes, and allows water to infiltrate the soil and provides habitat and food sources for over a hundred other vertebrate species. Viewed as a competitor with livestock on rangeland, prairie dog populations have been reduced by over 90 percent in the past century. Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota.
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MICHAEL FORSBERG / www.michaelforsberg.com
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2400x1607 / 2.1MB
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Feature prints, Landscapes, Art Cards - boxes of 10, Great Plains
Highly social, black-tailed prairie dogs greet each other with kisses and grooming.  They transform the prairie landscape with their towns, creating a tunnel system that aerates, fertilizes, and allows water to infiltrate the soil and provides habitat and food sources for over a hundred other vertebrate species.  Viewed as a competitor with livestock on rangeland, prairie dog populations have been reduced by over 90 percent in the past century.  Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota.