Rocks in the burnt prairie

The burnt prairie near the Pine Street entrance, populated with boulders, gives the scene a sense of desolation. Yet it's because of the burns that you'll see a healthy prairie come spring, as invasive species will have been burned away. The natural grasses with their strong root structure will grow again. Photo: Elliott McCrory, AD

The burnt prairie near the Pine Street entrance, populated with boulders, gives the scene a sense of desolation. Yet it’s because of the burns that you’ll see a healthy prairie come spring, as invasive species will have been burned away. The natural grasses with their strong root structure will grow again. Photo: Elliott McCrory, AD