Annabel will talk about the natural and cultural history of the Piedmont Prairie and will summarize work done to recreate a rendition of this vanishing landscape. The southeastern Piedmont stretches north to south from New Jersey to Alabama with the Appalachian mountains and the coastal plain marking its western and eastern limits. Before European colonization the Piedmont was rife with rich savanna type ecosystems maintained by grazing and fire. Today the landscape has mostly vanished along with its wealth of wildflowers, grasses and associated wild-life. Only a few scattered prairie remnants remain.