Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bison hike planned April 21 at Prairie State Park

American Bison (Bison bison). Image taken at W...
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 21 with a guided bison hike at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The free event, which is sponsored by Missouri State Parks, will begin at 10 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Take a trip back in time and see one of our most magnificent mammals on its native prairie habitat. Learn about bison biology, Native American uses of the bison, herd dynamics, prairies, and much more. The park naturalist will lead the hike, which could last at least one hour, possibly longer depending on the location of the bison herd. Dress for the weather and hiking across the prairie.
Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines in Barton County. For more information or to register, contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.