There was so much fuel, the burn seemed dangerous. But the ground was wet, the guys were experts, and all went well.
That's a Monarch butterfly zigzagging in front of the cedars at the beginning of the video. The powerful south wind on Saturday, April 8, 2017 blew the Monarchs into Kansas way ahead of schedule.
The milkweeds aren't up yet! Monarchs need milkweeds to lay their eggs.
But the wild plums are blooming, and so are the lilacs planted by prairie ladies many years ago.
While waiting for the milkweeds, the Monarchs have nectar to drink! And they are no dummies around fire. They zigged and zagged and stayed just out of reach of the flames. Literally, when the fire went low, they went high.
Hey, little guys--we wish you well. We hope soon to meet your descendants!