Monday, August 1, 2022

August 1, 2022

This photograph was taken
Just a few days after a wild fire
But do not despair, it's not a bad thing
For many species, fire's required*

Note all of the green in the photo
This is new plants already coming back up
The Scrub Jays who live here safely left and came back
To feast on the insects who, post-fire,  erupt!

* Special thanks to Sammy McGee for introducing me to the term "fire required". Please make sure you click the link for a great article that describes the benefits of fire

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere


Photo and text © 2022 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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