Visiting the Bison Herd
By Art Elser
I pull the wagon up a dusty ridge to where a herd of sixty bison graze.
Massive hulks of brown surround the truck and snap up cookies that we throw to them.
I hear their snorting and their tearing of the grasses with their teeth and thumping hooves that dance and pirouette to guard their turf.
Their feints and sprints surprise me with their grace.
The calves that just a dozen weeks ago were copper
Here is your WILD PRAIRIE Discovery Journal You can be an explorer too!
Observation1: What is my perspective of the prairie? What do I expect to see and do?
Observation 2: Use senses to explore and record the smells, sounds and feelings you experience:
Observation 3: Here is what I observed: A land animal (insects, spiders, and worms are land animals too!) A plant Stones and the Earth
Observation 4: My interview with nature:
Observation 5: What were the most interesting things I observed: what things am I still curious about?