There are a few completely fascinating fire-facts in this Guardian article: We can learn resilience from the natural world – but only up to a point.
Fire climates – places with little rainfall, lots of wind and long spells when it is hot and dry – are perfect for some species. Woodland giants like the sequoias of the west coast of North America release seed when their cones are heated to temperatures that only fire can reach. A lodgepole pine may hold its cones for half a century until the right conflagration comes along. [continue]
You’ll want to read the rest to find out about the beetles. Also, many of you will love the hummingbird story. Great photo, too.
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