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Checking up on the prairie

October 10, 2008 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Retired MU ecology professor Clair Kucera poses with big bluestem, a grass native to Missouri, in Tucker Prairie on Aug. 11. Kucera said the plant is one of his favorites. "It's tall and dominant-looking," he said.

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