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Native Prairie Prescribed Burn

Native Prairie Prescribed Burn

March fires bring April flowers – if the rains are right! This spring the Kerr Center conducted a prescribed burn of an eight-acre native prairie, which is part of a larger 40 acre pasture. We burn this prairie every two to three years.

We are attempting to restore the prairie, which had been hayed and grazed yearly under the previous owner. The site is used for grazing and as pollinator habitat. We have collected native flower seed on the location.

The first year or two after burning, the wildflowers put on a show, and the prairie gradually reverts back to being dominated by grass. If we have a few rains, the spring wildflowers should be amazing from mid-April through summer. We plan on posting pictures as it happens!

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