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Friday, May 1, 2020

Comparison between burned (2019) and unburned (2020) areas of the same oak savanna

We were prevented from  burning in 2020 because of the corona virus pandemic.

I found two photos from the same location: 2019 (dormant season-early March burn), and 2020 unburned.
April 28, 2019 (burned early March)

April 30, 2020 (unburned)

The main green in the unburned year is the road, which is kept open as  fire break. There are scattered green patches of grass or forb among the dead thatch, but you have to look carefully to find them.

Will 2020 ever catch up to 2019?

We'll see!