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"First they sleep, then they creep, and then...they leap!"

July 28, 2021

AMES, Iowa — "First they sleep, then they creep, and then...they leap!" 

Believe it or not, that saying is actually describing the growth of prairie grass over the years. It starts slow in the first year, spends the next expanding its roots, and then comes to life in a vibrant display by the third year. 

And it turns out that the prairie offers a lot more benefits than just nice scenery. Read more about "First they sleep, then they creep, and then...they leap!"