Different Perspective

aerial fireburn
Photo: Joel Stocker

This photo mosaic was taken by #UConnExtension’s Joel Stocker with his quadricopter of the field burn conducted in early May at the Middlesex County Extension Center. Burns like this are conducted periodically as a training exercise for Junior Firefighters and as a management/maintenance practice to sustain the population of native warm-season grasses we encourage as a bird and small mammal habitat site. There are finches, bluebirds and some other songbirds already poking through the burned site looking for insects cooked well-done. Grilled cutworm – yum!