Thanks, Woody girl. You have the most magnificent opportunity to watch succession in action. One set of seral stages will begin as cleared land is abandoned. The other begins specifically after a burn. This is the one you get to see. The deal is, you can predict the shifts in the plant community. Those are followed by the shifts in the animal community. The game is to watch carefully enough to see the change happening. You cannot outrun our big wildfires. They make their own weather. Everything dies. Cattle, deer, bears, everything cooked alive.