In August 2006, a fire occurred in the native tall-grass prairie within this park. This prairie remnant is a part of one of the few remaining sections of the cross timbers forest (which stretched from southern Kansas to south Texas). We have been revisiting this park every year to watch the regrowth and changes that the fire and the plentiful spring rains have brought.
Due to some readers' sensitivities, you have been spared the picture of the dead snake. You're welcome, Mom!