Relic Native Prairie

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Donald Hammer

Prairies were perhaps some of the most beautiful flowering landscapes in the world. However, poor land use practices have either destroyed or reduced much of the native prairie ecosystems into small isolated, relic communities. This particular prairie community of Downy Indian Paintbrush, surrounded by Blue Bonnets, has since succumbed to the expansion of the I-35 corridor in Texas. This picture is now the only thing remaining of this once small isolated relic of the original native prairie.

Location: 3 miles northeast of Hillsboro, Texas


More Nature Entries »

  1. Catch of the Day

    By Brenda Stevens

  2. Floating on Calm Water

    By Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti

  3. Green Rice Paddies of Ubud

    By Chris Fries