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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Prairie Fire

Yesterday I caught a local bird hunter and CRP owner burning his Prairie restoration. Witnessing such an event gives you an idea why the prairies were not settled first in Illinois. The fire is uncontrollable/ It would be scary to have that possibility to contend with.

Prairies is burned to maintain the health of the plants growing there. The owner of this prairie was leaving unburned areas for birds to nest, He was very experienced and had been burning since 1988.

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