You may not have noticed, but there have been folks out in the park setting it on fire. It’s all part of the plan, but it seems a bit strange to us ordinary mortals to come across areas of the park that are burned black. It supposedly helps get rid of invasive species and helps certain native grasses germinate. The birds seem to like the newly scorched areas and hop around on them to see what they can find. It’s mostly robins, sparrows and starlings, but occasionally I’ll see some other bird.
In the Kennedy forest, in addition to the burned areas there were crews out trimming and felling trees, presumably dead ones. It’s a lot of work taking care of a park, and I learned from one of the workers that they don’t like nosy folks such as me poking around while they are working. So I kept my distance from the action. I can tell you for a fact, though, that when a tree falls in a forest and there is a photographer nearby it does make quite a noise!
I spent the rest of my time in the park today wandering through the Kennedy forest and savanna, looking at the patterns of decay in fallen trees there. Oh, and I got another shot of one of my favorite lone trees. It should be budding soon, considering how warm the weather has been in the last few days.