Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 104, Thursday, April 14

The city of Marquette Heights has a field that is planted with Native Illinois Prairie Grass. Every spring, the fire department burns the grass. Our third grade students, study life on the prairie, so the street department invite the students to come to the prairie burn. Before the grass is started on fire, the children run through the field to help scare the wildlife out of the grass.
It doesn't take long and all the dried grass is gone. The fire department are always on hand to make sure that the fire is under control. It was amazing to me to see how much the wind affects the fire. I was across the street and could feel the heat!


  1. how fun is that for the kids. Glad the fire dept is on hand. That could be a scary thing if it got out of control.

  2. how cool they let the kids come!

  3. That is cool they let the kids do that...and such a great idea...