A trail camera was activated on April 4 in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the area that burned in the 54,000-acre Legion Lake Fire that started on December 11, 2017. The device was activated by movement, so wildlife wandering by triggered the shooting of several still images, giving us a time-lapse of green-up following the fire.
It’s amazing to see how fast the prairie turned green after the fire! Park staff left this trail cam in place from April 4th until today.
— Custer State Park (@CusterStatePark) June 1, 2018
Below are photos we shot of the fire in December.