Sunday, November 25, 2012

(Photos) A prescribed burn in progress

While running through Morton Grove's Miami Woods this afternoon, I came across a prescribed burn in progress. To preserve native plants and to drive out invasive species--such as European Buckthorn--volunteers occasionally use fire to exterminate the alien weeds and trees.


There were several of these "Prescribed Burn Ahead" signs on the running path.


It wasn't that much of a burden to pass through the smoke.


That depends on your timing, of course.


A liquid accellerant ignited the flames.


The wind was low today--it was good burning weather.


Related post:

After a prescribed burn: Morton Grove's brown lands

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