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Prairie Dogs: Keystone species

Whether you like it or not, prairie dogs are keystone species of prairie ecology. In this video Patrick talks about some of the flora and fauna that are associated with prairie dog towns. Without prairie dog towns we lose diversity and the nutrient cycle that comes from their churning of the soil.


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