From the Register-Mail:
One hour before flame burned prairie grass, you could close your eyes and let sound tell a story.
The only audible noises at Knox Collegeâ€™s Green Oaks Biological Field Station were a chorus provided by frogs from a nearby pond and the call of crows as they moved over and through leafless timber.
The quiet didnâ€™t last long. Change was on the way.
By 11 a.m. Saturday close to 200 students, professors, alums and the curious filed into Knox Collegeâ€™s 700 acres of forest, grassland and aquatic habitat located in western Knox County near the Spoon River â€” about five miles south of Victoria along Knox Highway 15. They were gathered for annual spring prairie burn.