The Midwestern tall grass prairie was once the greatest grassland complex on the planet. It blanketed millions of acres of the North American continent. Less than 1% of the original prairie remains. Remnants have been preserved and other areas restored. The program follows the seasonal evolution of prairie plants from spring emergence at soil level, through growth often to a height of 10 feet, bloom, seed set and senescence. The talk takes you through the succession of seasons of this carpet of grasses and colorful blooms.