Marjorie LeggittDescriptionBlack-tailed prairie dogs are a keystone species. Many other animals depend on them and their prairie habitat. When prairie dog numbers severely decline, it may threaten the survival of other species.
Permanent exhibit for Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Watercolor and graphite.Keywordsrodent, burrow, ferruginous hawk, Buteo regalis, raptor, prairie rattlesnake,
Crotalus viridis, burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia, dung beetle, Aphodius
dentigerulus, northern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys leucogaster, American badger, Taxidea taxus, black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes, mountain plover, Charadrius montanus, swift fox, Vulpes velox, Marjorie Leggitt, Leggitt Design, Science-Art, scientific illustration, prairie dog townMedia
Child/Youth, Nature, Science
Animal, Birds, Entomology, Invertebrates, Mammals, Vertebrates, Ecosystem, Landscape