9 Months After the Fire – Photos Taken When the Ground was Hot Compared to Photos Taken Yesterday

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Stinging Lupine (Lupinus hirsutissimus) becomes the first plant to recolonize a severely burned slope.

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July 8, 2008: Ground still hot and smoking

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April 2, 2009: Life returns

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July 8, 2008

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April 2, 2009

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July 8, 2008

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April 2, 2009

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July 8, 2008

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April 2, 2009: The barn is still a pile of rubble, but the madroño is leafing out from top to bottom and the buddha is swarming with ants.

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