The Prairie ecosystem
By: Kristina Duckett & Jason
The role of the sun
The sun helps the grass
grow so it can provide
food for the animals
The sun made some
plants light colored and
that helps reflect the
This is a food web of the Prairie these animals
Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers
Interactions throughout the prairie
Buffalos eat grass, leaves, and flowers
and they can’t live without them.
Deer eat plants and they can’t live without
Birds eat bugs and they can’t live without
The weather and
seasons on the prairie
The weather is mostly hot but sometime’s
is sunny, rainy, and snowy.
The seasons are winter, summer, spring,
animals and plants
• When deer eat plants they get
• Prairie dogs make their homes
in the grass.
• Plants help maintain the
diversity of the prairie
ecosystem by attracting
animals that will use it for food
How living things meet their
They eat and drink water. A Buffalo
eats grass and so do other animals.
Some animals that eat meat are red
tailed hawks and Vultures.
They also have adaptations such as
camouflage and speed.
Why the living things live here
They have special functions and
adaptations that help them survive.
The adaptations help them make a home
above ground or underground.
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We hope you learned fun facts
about the prairie!