An expanse of little bluestem, a key grass species in tallgrass prairie restorations, covers a sandy hillside that was once a low productivity field of corn and soybeans. Since it's planting over 10 years ago, the Michigan state-endangered Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) has established territory here nearly every year since.

A big field of tawny grass rolls away from the viewer, with dark, sunlit trees and a blue sky in the background.