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The Mowry Fire east of Patagonia

 

Once the Arizona Quail Hunting Season ends our little corner of the world slows down and to some extent life returns to normal.The area receives very little rain thru March until the Monsoons hit sometime in late June and early July.For those not in the know This traditionally is the “Fire Season” in South East Arizona.It happens every year.So far  lot of acres have burned (close to 50,000 ) some of the fires have been caused by humans and in the case of the still burning Mowry Fire the cause has been lighting.Thankfully damage to property has been minimal.Some Internet doom and gloom about the fires is out there, namely focused on the Sawmill Fire and of course folks who are unfamiliar with our Fire Season are a little worried.We say Relax.Sure the fires burn up Mearns Habitat but it’s needed.Give the burn areas a couple years to rejuvinate then look out ! Fire is a natural occurring factor in Grassland ecology therefore it should be welcomed as opposed to a concern.Have a look at how Southern Quail Plantations are managed, fire is an important tool for habitat Management just like it is fro Arizona Quail ..when it happens.

Covering a point in an Old Burn area