Landowner sharing his experiences on a property visit (Walk-about)
OWLS Member setting fire using a Drip Touch
Roadside prairie burn adjacent to Peggy and Mark Timmerman's: The county did some tree cutting and regrading on their roadway 10 years ago. They seeded some natives at my request. Since that time, they have burned the roadway regularly and collected seed to propogate in from the road. One side of the road in what was an old hay field is now a registered Monarch way station. They used a combination of collected and purchased seed to plant that area.
Timmerman Roadside Burn: Area was dormant seeded in Winter with yogurt containers containing native prairie seed. Peggy divided all the seed into about 40 containers, put the lids on, and hauled them out to the field. I spaced the containers out evenly over the field (about 3 acres), and then hand broadcast the seed in each "quadrant" when there was snow on the ground.
A controlled burn on an OWLS members property.