Virgin Prairie: Rarer Than Old-Growth Forest

Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata) — Photo by author

The following is an excerpt from my new book, “Roadtripping at the End of the World.

I was born and raised in Nebraska, but my curiosity about the native prairies was not piqued until years later. In September 2018, over twenty-five years since the last time I lived in the state, I finally visited a remnant of original, unplowed prairie, located outside the city of Lincoln and entirely…