Monday, April 11, 2016


Well, missed out on rain as usual these days.  Sigh.  This is not good.  I am having to water things because they are not getting their April showers.  My image today shows what our area is like when it is not windy out this spring.  Ranchers and Konza Prairie are doing their annual burns.  They burn off the old dried grass which blackens the soil which causes it to warm up quickly and promote new grass growth.  Studies on Konza show that Bison seek out these burned areas as their preferred grazing areas.  Burning also keeps down the growth of woody shrubs like Dogwood and also Cedar trees which grow like weeds and keeps the grassland predominant.  

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