Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area

The Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area supports a diversity of habitat types: wet and dry tall grass prairie, marshes and fens, savanna and woodlands, riparian areas and rivers. Thousands of species are known to use these habitats, including many that are listed on national or provincial endangered species lists, with less than one half of one percent of tall grass prairie remaining in North America, the Natural Area is a significant refuge for plants and animals that were once a common sight. Half of the global population of the endangered western prairie fringed orchid occurs here and this area is the only location in Canada where you can find the provincially endangered Poweshiek Skipperling.

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