Plants and Animals

Missouri Prairie Wetland Flora

2010 Penn-Sylvania Prairie BioBlitz Results Missouri Prairie Foundation (PDF 107KB)

Photo Field Guide to Prairie & Grassland Invertebrates (PDF 12MB)
Compiled by Shelly Cox of the Mo. Dept. of Conservation with help from Debbie Cundiff and Debbie Banks. Photographs within this guide are the property of: Shelly Cox and Steve Scott. Ants identification provided by James Trager, Missouri. All other photos are labeled with the proper ID of the photographer.

An Introduction to Ants of the Tallgrass Prairie by James C. Trager
Originally published in Missouri Prairie Journal (Fall 1998)

Native Cool-Season Grasses in Missouri by Nadia Navarrete-tindall
Originally published in Missouri Prairie Journal (Spring 2010, Vol 31, No 2) (PDF 8MB)

Plants and Animals of the Prairie Articles in the Missouri Prairie Journal

Full Issues | Chronological Index | Subject Index | Education Index

If you wish to cite any of these articles in presentations or papers, volume, issue, and page numbers are given in the footer of each article page. Example of correct citation:

Mills, Mark S., Darrin Welchert, and Jordan Meyer. 2016. The Hills are Alive with Herps. Missouri Prairie Journal 37(1): 20-23.



Prairie Chicken


Native bees, butterflies, moths and other insects


Amphibians and Reptiles



Plants and Humans (Gardening, Food and Medicine)

Grassland and Natural Communities & Prairie Soils

Prairie Bioenergy

Plant Species and Plant Communities

Prairie Natural Communities

Other Natural Communities

Livestock Forage

Education on the Prairie with Jeff Cantrell