Snyder Prairie Burn 8

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (3)

userrr on June 17, 2012

Why set fire to the grass? is this normal?

Blake of the Bluffs on October 1, 2012

Grasslands are adapted to many disturbances (drought, grazing, etc.), but fire is the most important. We burn the prairie to keep trees and other invasive species from taking over, and to encourage the growth of desirable species. Grasslands that are burned regularly have more biodiversity. Native Americans have been burning grasslands in North America for over 10,000 years, for many of the same reasons we do today. Plus, it's just kind of a fun thing to do!

userrr on October 10, 2012

Can suffer bird eggs, hedgehogs ...

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 28, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Blake of the Bluffs
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2009/03/21 10:29:01
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash