Prairies were once endemic of the upper Midwest. The 10,000 year to year cycles of growth and decay created some of the richest agricultural land on the planet. Yet today only 1% of the prairie remain. This image was taken north of Waunakee, Wisconsin in an area that is being restored. The bergamot and grasses are being kissed by the gentle puff of the prairie wind in a dance repeated for the past several thousand years.