The Woolsey Fire’s destruction is widespread and sobering. But, the slow recovery has already begun as evidenced by the wisps of grass that have sprouted throughout the burn area.
There is our time.
There is geologic time.
Then there is the time the Earth takes to heal after a fire. It falls somewhere between the two extremes but it surely comes more slowly than we would like.
It will be interesting to be a witness to the recovery…to see what species come back the most quickly and in greatest number and density.
Nature is stubborn and clever and I look forward to seeing her work in these areas I know so well.