The Author

The beauty, variety, and complex interactions among life forms of the natural world have fascinated Bernice Popelka all her life.  She spent her early years in rural Wisconsin and grew to appreciate the importance of ecology and natural resources in people's lives.  Speaking up for this prairie was her answer to the roaring cacophony of a growing city.  Peacock Prairie spoke to her spirit, and she hopes it will speak to the spirit of many people.

As stewards of the land, we must care for our natural resources.  Air, soil, water, and natural ecosystems all contribute to the quality of our health, happiness, and quality of life.