Prairie Dogs, Whitefaces, and Blue Grama

Author: Carl B. Koford

Description: Man changes his environment to suit his needs. If he wants protection from cold or
enemies, he builds houses and dwells in towns. If he needs food, he destroys weeds and fosters crops. But this ability to alter surroundings to his own advantage is not unique with man; it is shared by many humble animals. Among these are the large rodents of the western grasslands, the ground squirrels and the prairie dogs.

Subject headings: Prairie dog, Rodents, Grasses, Vegetation, Prairie soils, Plants, Forbs, Burrows, Forage

Publication year: 1958

Journal or book title: Wildlife Monographs

Issue: 3

Pages: 77

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Type: Book Whole

Serial number: 1863