Barnhart Prairie Nature Preserve

2007 Prairie Burn

Monday, April 02, 2007

We burned the South 1/3 of the prairie this evening. We started around 5:00 PM and the last flames were out at 8:30 PM. I've never seen a burn go quite this slow. I think the grass under the dried material was very green and the wind wasn't very strong (out of the SSW at about 7 MPH), so it really wasn't driving the flames.

It was also very smokey (and I drove my family out of the house from the smoke). But, we got the job done! Now the small trees are all very easy to see, so in the next few days, I'll go out with the chain saw and take them down.

We had approximately 15 volunteers to help contain and control the fire.

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