Being a forest dweller myself, I can well imagine the horror of seeing an approaching wildfire like those in California, Oregon, Washington State, the Amazon, Australia and other countries.

Quebec experiences forest fires, too, but the region I live in has been unscathed — so far.

But I know it could happen here. All it would take is a dry spell, like one we had early this summer, along with lightning strikes or careless people. The forest does recover in time, but the lives of forest dwellers might never be the same, including displaced animals.

Some of this blog’s readers live near areas affected by wildfires right now. I feel for you, as I’m sure everyone looking in here does.

Feel free to reach out in the comments section here.

— Jillian

Three simple steps

From California comes this video with the accompanying text: “In California, wildfires aren’t a question of if, but only a question of when. If you choose to live near a natural area of the state, you are at risk for wildfires and it’s your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family, and your home. And that preparation starts with three simple steps: READY, SET, GO!”