Temperate Grassland Plants and Animals​Back to Main Page

Grass
(producer)- grass is the only plant that can survive in the temperate grass land
Western Meadowlark (primary consumer/ herbivore) - bright colored song bird
Red-tail hawk (tertiary consumer) - feeds on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. Is bird of choice for falconry, can fly 20-40 miles and hour
Bison (primary consumer/ herbivore) - heaviest land mammal in North America
Pronghorn (primary consumer) - not a true antelope but is considered by much as an antelope
Prairie dog (primary consumer) - not a dog but a species of chipmunk, borrows for nesting
Bob cat Large cat, is nocturnal, with hunting hours between 3 hours before sunset to midnight.
Badgers (secondary consumer)- a badger will borrow, it can run from 16-19 mph.the badger can eat a coyote and the coytoe can eat the badger
Prairie chicken (secondary consumer) - was once abundant but is now extremely rare to find, due to habitat loss. eats small insects and grass
Mongoose (secondary consumer) - small meat eating mammal, it also burrows in the ground at night.


Grass
Grass
Badger
Badger
Mongoose
Mongoose
Prairie Chicken
Prairie Chicken
Pronghorn
Pronghorn