Crows picking over the prairie burn on Madison's west side
The crows had a ball at Owen Conservation Park on Madison's west side Sunday. Good fires make good prairies, and Owen Park is a good example. Pictures at the link show the profusion of grasses and flowers -- among them, coneflowers, goldenrod, and bluestem -- that will erupt from this scorched earth in scarcely more time than it takes for a phoenix to rise from the ashes. The contained burn is what keeps it going.