Controlled burn today at ‪#‎KCParks Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park. Fire is an essential component in native habitat management, but perhaps most important in prairie habitat maintenance for many reasons. Without burning every 1 to 3 years, grasslands will yield to the shrubs and trees that move in, turning it from prairie to woodland. More at kcparks.org | KC Parks Instagram Photos

Controlled burn today at ‪#‎KCParks Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park. Fire is an essential component in native habitat management, but perhaps most important in prairie habitat maintenance for many reasons. Without burning every 1 to 3 years, grasslands will yield to the shrubs and trees that move in, turning it from prairie to woodland. More at kcparks.org