More on the Fen Burn
I recently blogged about the burn that took place at Bluff Spring Fen three weeks ago today. I promised updates to show the process of recovery from the burn. Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Chicago, and a visit to the Fen seemed like a great idea.
AfterAs expected, Bluff Spring Fen is greening up nicely following the born. Though this year it has taken longer than normal, because the burn was followed by an extended cold spell. Still, the recovery from the burn is rapid and dramatic, as evidenced by before and after shots. By August, the grasses will be taller than I am over much of the preserve.
Note the cattails in the background and dried vegetation from last year in the foreground
Skunk cabbage and other plants sprouting in the foreground. Charred stubble of cattails in the background- but they're greening up, too