Hunting in the burn zone
A coyote begins her day early in Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
Two weeks after containment of the Woolsey Fire
The Woolsey Fire consumed 88% of the Santa Monica mountains park land...a huge amount. While things look grim for this coyote, she will probably do better than some of the other animals. A recent study looked at the impact of fires on wildlife and coyotes were some of the most successful animals in these areas. Smaller animals and reptiles are what really take a hit. I’m planning to try and document different aspects of the burn area as it hopefully recovers from this horrible disaster. As I do so I will be posting photos from various areas within the park. It is depressing looking at these barren areas but I’m hoping with the rain we’ve been getting things will recover more quickly than they might with no rain.