This image was influenced by the gradual transformation of the prairie by settlements, agriculture, etc..
Of course, we are all aware of the power of storms on the prairie and this alludes to that power and chaos, but another underlying theme is the storm of life forms that swarm the prairie and bring to it unending energy and variety.
The process of germination is filled with potential energy and the anticipated bursting forth of life. This image addresses that instant that the process of germination begins.
This woodcut addresses the conclusion of the direction suggested in Encroachment in which the land is given over fully to human intervention.