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Noun1.short-grass - any of various grasses that are short and can tolerate drought conditions; common on the dry upland plains just east of the Rocky Mountains
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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At 12:13 PDT, I observed the eagle (sex unknown), land in a short-grass paddock within an enclosure inhabited by American Bison (Bison bison).
The Sandhills of the prairies, and even the plains of the short-grass country, are producing the most magnificent, luscious melons ever known there.
The book focuses on high mountain, short-grass prairie, and desert environments in the Four Corners states, vast stretches of difficult country empty of human presence.
Although your dog has already mastered the short-grass scenarios, it's still necessary to start with simple trails in the new location.
Forest establishment in areas where shrubs and short-grass communities have become established may greatly increase overall carbon-fixation rates by vegetation.
This study involved a vegetation analysis of 15 permanent plots established on the short-grass and mixed grass prairie slopes at the Cedar Point Biological Station in Keith County, Nebraska.
Three years ago, representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) met with conservation agencies and organizations to discuss partnerships for contributing to species recovery and ecosystem conservation within the State's short-grass prairie habitat.
Fields, pasture lands, cemeteries, golf courses, parks and large lawns provide the open space, short-grass areas and nearby trees that bluebirds need for cover and for catching insects.
Once plentiful in the midwestern prairies, the swift fox has declined drastically in numbers in this country during the past century and disappeared completely in Canada--a victim of traps and poisons intended for coyotes and wolves as well as the shrinking of short-grass and mid-grass prairies.
Despite its common name, the mountain plover is not a mountain-dwelling bird but a species of short-grass prairies and shrub-steppe landscapes.
To conduct longitudinal studies of hantaviruses in southeastern Colorado on a former cattle ranch now returning to its natural condition as short-grass prairie, we often stay in an old bunkhouse, used by many research groups at irregular intervals.
They commonly occur in areas of cultivation but small groups are often observed in association with remnant prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) towns in patches of over-grazed native short-grass prairie.