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036 OCTOBER IN THE TALLGRASS
Nine-Mile Prairie, Nebraska. Like coarsely woven threads pulled tightly together on a field of pale gold, six foot high big bluestem appears like a shag carpet laid out over the rolling countryside. This photo was taken on an October morning at Nine-Mile Prairie, one of the largest remaining unplowed tracks of native tallgrass prairie in Nebraska. Once, tallgrass prairie blanketed much of the Midwest. Today, only scattered remnants remain.