We do this every year (LOOK here and here), because ... it's fun to burn stuff, it reduces the chances of a unplanned ground fire moving near the house, and it's great for maintaining some open meadow habitat here at PFHQ.
One of the wildflowers that really seems to appreciate this burning is Elephant's Foot, (Elephantopus elatus).
It thrives in the meadow created by the annual burnings. In turn, a host of insects benefit from the blossoms of the elephant's foot. They must be pretty nectarlicious, because the place at mid-day is abuzz with moths, butterflies, bees, and beetles.
My favorite butterfly, the Gulf Fritillary.
A bug's eye view of the meadow.
I am liberated when it comes to moths and butterfly ID by my simple appreciation of their architecture and beauty with no driving ambition to KNOW that bug.
(Yes, I know they are not true bugs ... calm down)
If they were fish ... then I would NEED to know who they were. As it is, I am content to marvel at them while occasionally actually learning who they are.
This one for instance is a "Really Big Butterfly".
(Yes, I know this one.)
But ... I would like to know more about that brown object on this hopper's dorsal side.
Not everyone is here for nectar or pollen.
She's a girly girl.
Just look at those great stripes.