On Saturday April 9 the University contracted Quercus Land Stewardship Services to do prescribed burning in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Their crew, plus Adam Gundlach from the University Preserve staff and several volunteers, including Steve Sentoff and Seth Mcgee, burned nearly 25 acres. Seth reported that the burn crew was the largest he has worked on - it was a productive day. Burns were conducted in Eagle Heights Woods, the Biocore Prairie, Picnic Point and the Willow Creek Savanna. The video, filmed by Steve, shows the fire creeping through the oak leaf litter in Eagle Heights Woods. The photo below, by Seth, shows the burn at the Willow Creek mound savanna area.
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors