Mid-Summer from our work at Montpelier with the great folks at Center for Urban Habitats. Rudbeckia is fading a bit but still very beautiful with native warm season grasses coming on. This is from the lower and wetter part of this field. Unlike the upper field we did not get a good burn here. While it is very beautiful, parts still have significant Anthraxon and lots of Ragweed (note this lowly Aster is a pollinator) among the forbs and grasses. This is an example of why the Cooperative is using our mechanical burner wherever we can – so we can get better heat more evenly for our burns.