Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve

Tom and I went to the Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve this weekend, a two hour drive from our apartment. Only 4% of the native prairie landscape that once covered the Western US remains in tact, and this is the largest remaining section of it. Due to the record drought, the grass was not very tall this year, but we were lucky enough to see the preserves heard of Bison up close on the bus tour the National Park Service runs every morning for visitors. It's a wonderfully run park and a beautiful place to visit, well worth the trip from Kansas City. Here are some pictures:

One of five new calves born on the preserve this spring, now the heard totals 21.

The prairie: same grass, not as tall.

Tom, me, and not much else.

I love a good tour bus.

A short hike away, the Lower Fox Creek School.