Home on the range


Bison, the beautiful bovid was the creature feature 2 weeks ago.  The weather was crisp and clear .  A nice day to walk to the bison, but first we learned about bison.  We talked about what a herd is and read a nice story called Grandfather Buffalo by Jim Arnosky:

grandfather buffalo

We treked over to see our 5 year old girls Sioux and Lakota and gave them some browse and pumpkins for a treat.  We then came back to class to make our own bison herd to take home with us.




That is real bison hair too!



About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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