Living Prairie Museum
|Location||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.|
|Type||tall grass prairie preserve|
The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30 acre) tall grass prairie preserve located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was discovered in 1968 when a local sub-committee of the International Biological Program surveyed Manitoba for native prairie plant communities. Of more than 60 sites that were researched, only four were found uncultivated. Ironically, one of the largest undisturbed sites was discovered in a residential area of Winnipeg. Today a vestige of this original prairie community has been set aside as a City of Winnipeg Nature Park, called the Living Prairie Museum (LPM).
the Living Prairie Museum is home to over 160 species of prairie grasses and wildflowers, as well as a great array of prairie wildlife. In Manitoba only 1/20th of 1% of original tall grass prairie remains. The Living Prairie Museum is one of the few preserves of this once vast ecosystem. This museum is defined by the historical interpretation of the Tall Grass Prairie of the Winnipeg Region.
The museum has an interpretative centre with displays on prairie history and ecology as well as an interactive art installation titled lost_landscape by Winnipeg artist Collin Zipp.
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