Fire and prairies go together like bologna and ketchup. (There is no discussion about that, by the way, it’s just a fact.)
It’s always fun to watch prairies green up following a prescribed fire. Plant regrowth is rapid and vigorous, especially after a fire that takes place just as the growing season is starting. In fact, because the soil warms up faster in recently burned areas, we often see plant species emerging weeks earlier where we’ve burned than in unburned prairies. The photos below were all taken one week after a fire we conducted at The Platte River Prairies this spring.