There is a developing problem in native habitat areas. Wild feral hogs have been a plague in southern states and have been known to be far southwestern Iowa for nearly a decade. They are spreading farther into the state. Last week, two were killed in Crawford County, north of Denison. They can be dangerous to individuals hiking or working in remote areas and they are an ecological disaster. They can root up and destroy large areas of vegetation and devastate native wildlife.
They multiply rapidly, having two or more litters a year, and can start reproducing six months after birth. If you should encounter one in the wild, give it a wide berth and report it immediately to the DNR. They may have large tusks and can be quite fearless. Be careful when you are out and about, and take this threat seriously.
By: Larry Grill
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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.
Our Amazine Planet Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem
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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.
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