Real-life Bison

Colorado’s South Park, a high-elevation basin (and namesake of the eponymous animated television series), accessible some 50 miles west of Colorado Springs, is known to harbor several private herds of American Bison. As a follow-up to last week’s post, which anticipated National Bison Day, I want to share some of the impressions captured during an … Continue reading Real-life Bison

Happy National Bison Day

National Bison Day, celebrated in the United States on the first Saturday each November, will fall on November 6 this year. The American Bison was named a national symbol in 2016, only the second animal to be so distinguished, after the Bald Eagle was declared National Bird in 1782. Though commonly called buffalo, American Bison … Continue reading Happy National Bison Day

Happy Belated National Bison Day

Is it possible for brawny, shaggy ungulates, that might tip the scale at one to two tons, to appear and amble gracefully? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Amble they may, and docile they may appear, but don’t be fooled, for this largest land mammal in North America is able to accelerate to 35 mph, … Continue reading Happy Belated National Bison Day