Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 23, 2015: Prairie Mammals Program

Peter Eyheralde , who recently received his Ph.D. from ISU's Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, was the guest speaker for  last Thursday night's Interpretive Program.

#1 (above): Pete discussed his research which dealt with the role the Bison played in seed dispersal within a prairie.  The two main venues for dispersal is through the digestive system and hanging onto the fur coat.  He mentioned that he had processed many Bison poop samples.
#2 (below): Pete spoke of prairie restoration and of prairie plants, both native and non-native.He led the group to an area in the north part of the Park that had been restored (to an extent).
#3 (bottom): Pete brought some specimens of mammals that can be found utilizing prairie habitats.
8/22/15 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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