Nature Nights

Thursday, July 16 – Harnessing Fire

Austin, TX fire engine

Ever wondered why we use prescribed burns on our landscapes? Now is your chance to find out. Joining us for this special Nature Nights will be Austin Fire Department-Wildfire DivisionAustin Water UtilityBalcones US Fish and Wildlife Service, theNature Conservancy of TexasTexas Forest ServiceTexas Parks and Wildlife, andUniversity of Texas at Austin Fire Prevention Services. They will bring some of their equipment for all to see. We will also have fire extinguisher training, a fire safety house and radio practice. There will be habitat hikes that discuss prescribed burns, and how we use them at the Wildflower Center to heal the land and promote healthy landscapes. We would love to see kids wear their fire gear!