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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Really early spring burn!

West Dane Conservancy on Reeve Road did a prescribed burn today. From a distance it looked like some planted prairies and one of their major prairie remnants. Yes, it is February 19!

The earliest we have ever burned the big prairie/savanna remnant on our south-facing slope is March 15, almost a month from now.

Were they rushing the season? Well, Prairie Home Estates did a burn in mid January 2012.

Whether this is a foreshadowing of global warming, or some strange fluke of the weather, remains to be seen.


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