Monday, October 11, 2010

Signs of life

 Last month, there was a fairly serious grassfire on the bike trail I use every day.  It seemed to have started near one of the many homeless camps that lie behind the tree line and just out of sight.

I'm pleased to report that the native grasses are no pushovers... it takes more than a fire to keep them down.  Here's one of the first shoots making its way through the charred surface only a couple of weeks after the fire:

And picking up some steam:

And here is a nearby stretch just a week or so after that.

There is at least one grove of trees that looks pretty badly damaged, so the recovery will be longer term than the photos may suggest.  Still, it's neat so see nature launch its recovery so quickly!

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