Prairie Burn

Today, this email was in my inbox.  I spent most of today in the library, since Thursdays are my long work days. The laughter (which I had in abundance today) was much appreciated. 


Subject: Prairie Burn

If the rain holds off ?.

The annual burn of the Avis Industrial Corp. prairie is planned for 5 p.m. today (Thursday). This fascinating spectacle can be conveniently viewed from the grassy knoll adjacent to the Nussbaum Science Center parking lot.

Additional comments: The burn promotes prairie species adapted to fire while discouraging "weed" species. Also, think about the fact that the heat being liberated from the burn is trapped solar energy from one growing season.