Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blazing Trails! Firey flashback to the Indian Springs Burn

On November 8th, a prescribed burn was conducted in the prairie areas next to the Environmental Discovery Center of Indian Springs Metropark. The burn is part of multifaceted management plan to restore and maintain prairie flora and fauna and keep invasive species at bay. The photo above is of a drip torch being used to set a back burn (a back burn controls the main fire) and the photos below show a few of the more firey highlights along and near the Discovery Trails. For more details on on the 17 acre burn go to http://www.theoaklandpress/ and type Indian Springs in the search box. On  Sunday,Nov 14th Oakland Press will have details on the hiking trails near the burn.

And of course there were spectators- some watched from the nearby paved loop trail.

Return in spring and you will witness flowers and grasses rising from the fire and ashes!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, now that is just cool! What a facinating process & those pics are great!

November 11, 2010 at 8:57 AM 
Blogger Sandman said...

Great Pictures. Man, that looks like a four wheel drive baby buggy.

November 11, 2010 at 9:21 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe anything would survive that fire. Great pics!

November 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pictures. I want to see the wildflowers next year!

November 11, 2010 at 9:13 PM 
Blogger Miriam S said...

Very dramatic!

November 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM 

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