|Big Bluestem grass is at its peak beauty in the fall in the Kansas Flint Hills.
There are many grasses on the prairie, but the ones we see in the fall that draw our attention are Big Bluestem (also called Turkeyfoot) and Indian Grass. There are other shorter ones that add to the fall beauty, but these are the literal standouts on the prairie this time of year.
|Big Bluestem with a locust hanging tight. The grass is also called Turkeyfoot because of the seed head...look closely a the 3-prongs of the turkey's foot.
|Indiangrass has a tall stem and seedhead. It grows in a clump, just like Big Bluestem.
|Indiangrass is so named because of the two little "feathers" that stick up when you pull back a leaf.
|Roo Dog waits in the truck for me to finish taking pictures, so she can chase any wildlife that happen to be nearby!