Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Burn notice

Spring has sprung and that means it's the season for controlled burns. Many of Michigan's native, e.g. the Arboretum's Dow Prairie (above) are dependent on semi-annual to annual fires. Natural Area's Preservation conducted a controlled burn yesterday and there will be a burn this afternoon at the Botanical Gardens this afternoon starting at 12:30*. Both NAP and MBGNA allow volunteers to participate in their controlled burns. You should consider it, if you are interested, it's a great chance to learn a little bit about fire ecology do some good for native ecosystems. I mean, how many times will you get to set something on fire for a good!

* Volunteers are meeting at 12:30 in the West Lobby of the Botanical Gardens.

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