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Wednesday March 12, 2014

Horicon, WI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: When they start performing controlled burns on the Horicon Marsh!

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18. YouKnowWho
1:28 AM GMT on March 17, 2014
Thanks!
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17. springsun
8:55 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Great shot !
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16. YouKnowWho
8:51 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Thanks for commenting!
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15. Doesiedoats
8:00 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Yes indeedy, controlled burn time.

We have a fair share of that in SW Oregon
at present.

Good shot, Eileen, and good information.
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14. nanapoo
4:42 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
VIP congrats Bean! Great article you included!
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13. WeatherWise
1:37 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Update: WOW! Congratulations on VIP weather photo!
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12. WeatherWise
1:25 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Interesting information about the control
burn - Great sky capture - Pretty! At first
glance I thought it was a huge funnel cloud.
Glad it was not that!

Thanks for sharing! We had such high winds
yesterday we were under a no-burn or no
fire alert! The lower gusts are still
lingering around as I hear them occasionally.
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11. Biskitten
1:05 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Super shot & interesting info - VIP Congrats, Bean!
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10. YouKnowWho
1:03 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for the VIP honor!
If you ever get a chance to visit this beautiful area, I'm sure you'll love what you see...it's internationally known and I've met people from all over the world while poking around looking at birds there...my most memorable visit was with a man from Germany who was so excited to be seeing, hearing and photographing a Red-winged Blackbird...quite a common bird to me and many other Americans, but a thrill for him!
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9. YouKnowWho
1:00 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
To help people understand the importance of the controlled burn at Horicon Marsh I'm including some information about why they do this very important work...you have to realize what a vital area this is to birds and wildlife of all types:
Horicon Marsh was restored as an emergent marsh following attempts to drain it for agricultural production in the early twentieth century. Currently, the southern one-third of the marsh is a wildlife area managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the northern two-thirds is a wildlife refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Surrounding uplands are in private ownership, largely in agricultural production with some residential development.

A variety of management techniques are used to maintain emergent marsh conditions and thus benefit wetland-associated birds. Water level manipulations create habitat mosaics that support a diverse avifauna, including waterfowl, shorebirds, and waders. Drawdowns begin in early April and are timed so that migrant shorebirds benefit from the lowered water levels and exposed mudflats. At the Refuge, management units are drawn down for two years to control nuisance aquatic species, diversify plant composition within monotypic stands, and provide an abundant seed source. After the second growing season, water is slowly returned to the unit to coincide with the fall migratory period for shorebirds. Water level management in combination with physical removal, chemical eradication, and native predator introduction (i.e., northern pike) also has been instrumental in carp control and minimizing the ecological damage they cause.

To provide upland nesting habitat for waterfowl and grassland-associated species, Horicon Marsh restored degraded uplands by seeding prairie grasses and forbs native to Wisconsin and by removing tree lines that served as predator corridors. Mowing and prescribed burns are used to control invasive species encroachment in wetland, native prairie, and oak savanna habitats. Other invasive plant control techniques include biological and chemical control, cutting, pulling, mowing, and haying.
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8. BettyFrance
12:54 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Interesting. I didn't know they did that.  I don't like that they do but I guess it beats the alternative. 
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7. trailhiker44
5:40 AM GMT on March 13, 2014
Great capture, Eileen !
CONGRATS on your VIP !!!
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6. CythiaSue
5:08 AM GMT on March 13, 2014
Super weather photo
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5. llpj04
2:27 AM GMT on March 13, 2014
They burn our marsh too and sometimes it burns so deep that even heavy rains for a few days does not put it out. Those deep burns are a problem for people living in New Orleans. People got mad because the city was not spending money to put it out but it was beyond what New Orleans could do anyway.
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4. YouKnowWho
12:46 AM GMT on March 13, 2014
I appreciate your comments!
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3. ruralartist
9:52 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Oh yeah, the smell of burning grass is a sure sign!
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2. nanapoo
9:02 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Yippee!! As I watch the snow coming down here, I will think Spring! Neat shot Bean! They don't do many controlled burns here, but they did where I lived down South.
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1. WurzelDave
9:02 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Cool hot & 5th '10'.
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