Photo of the Week- "Nomads"

March 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

NomadsNomadsSubject- Bison in Snow

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March is a crucial month for Yellowstone's bison.  They are weak after a long winter of meager graze buried under deep snow and now they begin the journey to their calving grounds.  It's not unusual to see large herds of cow bison moving towards their traditional calving grounds and in a few weeks the first calves will begin appearing.  While this image isn't current it does show what I've seen lately as bison have been moving out of Yellowstone and towards Horse Butte on Hebgen Lake.  Warm temperatures and rain have melted a lot of the snow pack in the low elevations and eventually, the white landscape will give way to the new green grass of summer.  But for now, the struggle for the nomads continues.


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