The Fellows, Nelson, and I are spending the last three days of this week helping with prescribed fire up at the Niobrara Valley Preserve. As I write this, we’re a few minutes away from needing to help prep equipment for our third day of fire, so I’m just doing a very quick post. Most of our time over the last couple days has been spent either prepping for or conducting prescribed fires, but the Fellows and I managed to sneak out to look at baby bison and I spent a little time capturing pasque flowers in bloom as well. Have a great weekend!
Ahhhh, Fire! Even the pasque flower needs fire to survive and thrive.
That gorgeous view of the distance and of course the sounds of the prairie carry so far without all Those Trees, HAH!
Love the Prairies and Fire (and Barrens of NW Wisconsin).
Yes, all the Pulsatilla species are favored by fire, provided it’s done very early in the season of course. Some of my absolute favorite flowers.
And it’s hard to think of anything more prairie iconic than bison. Very nice.
Any chance of getting some of these photos large enough to fill a larger screen? Love the photography that accompanies your articles.