flame animationBurning the Prairie, near Council Grove, Kansas, April 2008
burning 1 burning 2 burning 3
near the burning line of flames heat and smoke at a distance
intense heat is evident here close up of burning prairie grasses Select a thumbnail to see the larger photo.
It was fascinating to watch spring burning of the prairie grasses near Council Grove, Kansas, April, 2008. The heat was intense, and hawks patrolled the area, hoping to find dinner fleeing the flames. These fires were carefully controlled.

The smell of burning grass is wonderful!

See video of Spring prairie fires by Louis Copt
See also: Seth Hays Barn near Council Grove, Kansas

All photos © 2008 by Carol Yoho
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