|A clear day in April on hills that often burn. View to the west from Walker Ridge, Lake County, California.|
Fires aren't all bad. They are a natural part of our ecological processes and shape many of the unique plants and landscapes of California. However, with more people and houses in rural areas of California, a history of fire suppression, and a buildup of fuel load, the risk to people and property can be significant.
If you are a rural resident, you should be preparing your property, buildings and evacuation plan to reduce the risk to you and your family. CAL FIRE has some great information on their website at their Ready For Wildfire page.
|One-button rattler enjoying the cool morning air at the kitchen door.|
|First rattlesnake of the year peering out of the thistle patch we dumped it in after moving it away from the barn.|
|Two mountain lions pass a wildlife camera at a remote location.|
You can go here on the CAL FIRE website to get current info on wildfires in the state.