A prescribed burn at the Mid Michigan Land Conservancy, added some added traffic to Bunker Road near North Aurelius on Wednesday.

Out of curiosity, I found myself following the smoke as I headed home from WMMQ. Heading south on Aurelius towards Holt, I noticed the billows of smoke rising off to the southwest, all the way from the area near Rite Aid and Quality Dairy.

It seemed as the fire was much closer than the several miles I traveled, only to realize upon my arrival that this was the prescribed burn that I had heard about sometime, somewhere, at the Mid Michigan Land Conservancy, Bunker Nature Preserve.

The burn will help native grasses regenerate and provide new food sources and cover for area wildlife. Albeit destructive, it serves a great purpose and will surely benefit the area.