I went out and birded a grassy area today and saw my first Savannah Sparrows (many of them, here's one, in two shots), and some Sandhill Cranes, which are pretty prehistoric looking birds.
As I was walking along alone, thinking about other places one might be walking along in a grassland, I was very happy not to have major predators around. I don't worry about lions or leopards, for example, or even wolves. I suppose if I trip over a badger I'm in real trouble, but other than that, there aren't many beasts around that are big enough and carnivorous enough to want to eat me. Just as well.