The One Minute Geographer: The Magical Meridian — The Mixed Grass Prairie

The mixed grass prairie, center, under the 100th meridian. Map from Wikipedia; line drawn by the author.

We’re continuing a series of posts about the 100-degree meridian, shown above running through the ‘mixed grass prairie’ of the Great Plains. The mixed grass prairie is an ecotone, a zone of transition that lies between the tallgrass prairie to the east, shown in dark green, and the shortgrass prairie, shown in light green to the west.