Monday, 06 Apr 2015 4:30 PM
Buhr Park Children’s Wet Meadow Burn
Monday, April 6, 4:30 pm
4:00 p.m. Seed & trash collecting
(burns in other natural areas in Buhr Park may precede 4:30 pm)
rain/high humidity date: Wednesday, April 8, 4:30pm
Looking for some outdoor fun for the whole family, right here in our hometown? You’re invited (and invite your friends!) to the annual spring Buhr Park Children’s Wet Meadow Burn Monday, April 6th. Join us at 4:00pm for seed collecting (bring a paper bag) and trash removal, at 4:30pm for the mail burn event.
The main burn event, which will be at the third Wet Meadow (just north of the back parking lot), will begin at about 4:30 with a brief introduction to the project and the role of burns. Trained experts from the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Program will then do a “prescribed burn”. Other natural areas in the park may be burned earlier. (See below for further details.) One parent says, “It’s quite a sight – my daughter has gone to prescribed burns from age 2 and loves them. I think it’s quite safe for kids of any age if they’re with a parent.”
We’ll scatter native plant seeds back on the meadows after the burn. Then In a few weeks the meadows will be springing back to life, better than ever.
If the weather permits, consider bringing a picnic supper. Come and go when you like. The event is free and open to the public.
Prescribed burns require dry weather. If the weather looks questionable, check the website or call Jeannine at 971-5870 to find out if the burn is a “go”. If the event is cancelled due to rain or high humidity, we’ll try again on Wednesday,April 8th. If not then, we’ll postpone to Thursday 4/9, then Friday 4/10. WEBSITE: www.wetmeadow.org
Buhr Park is in east Ann Arbor, at 2751 Packard (on the north side of the road) between Eisenhower and Platt. Bike, walk or drive all the way to the farthest end of the gravel parking lot for the main burn event. Other burns may be at the second, three-basin meadow, on the west side, uphill from the play ground and behind the swimming pool and at the swale garden along the east edge of the park.
P.S. No, you don’t have to have kids to have fun at the annual Children’s Wet Meadow burn!