We burned our prairie this spring, and the fire my husband lit spread rapidly through the dried residue of the previous year’s grasses and flowers. Within minutes, we were left with nothing but a bare, black expanse.
The prairie was bare, but not barren. Within a few weeks, green began to show and now, only two month’s later, all evidence of the fire has disappeared. In its place are a multitude of flowers and grasses. After a burn, flowers are actually more plentiful. and we may see flowers we haven’t seen before. Here are a few prairie bright spots since the burn.
Fire is a necessary element of a healthy prairie, and we burn ours every four years.
Have you walked in a prairie? If so, what was your experience? If you have not been yet, I encourage you to do so. The prairie offers infinite beauty.