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Upland Sandpiper

Unlike most shorebirds, the Upland sandpiper is completely terrestrial, rarely associated with coastal or wetland habitats, an obligate grassland species. As a result, it is often recognized as an indicator of prairie health.

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Greater Sage Grouse

Greater sage-grouse are adapted to eat the leaves of sagebrush shrubs year-round. Sagebrush have a characteristic smell from chemicals called monoturpenoids, which are toxic to most wildlife. Sage-grouse have evolved to eat sagebrush leaves without getting sick.

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Showy Prairie Gentian

Showy prairie gentian is considered one of the handsomest prairie wildflowers.

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Regal Fritillary

The regal fritillary is thought to be one of the most spectacular Temperate Zone butterflies in the world, especially females are striking when seen in the field.

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