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Late 1988 (no longer black)

The Burn Area 'Recovery'

by Bob Harms ()

Later in 1988

The first grass leaves

One strip recovering more quickly.

Spring 1989

A fresh start

A glorious field of verbena Glandularia bipinnatifida arose where there had been none before! The burn seemed to have worked wonders.

Field of verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida)

But the verbena soon disappeared, and the KR bluestem returned with renewed vigor and 19 years later the area is one of the densest stands of KR bluestem on our property.

Burn area, July 2007. Mown trail across foreground.