Beautiful autumn day here..
- Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:20
After an unbelievably wet and beautiful summer, the grass is finally turning brown on Red Canyon Ranch, and the buffalo are filling up on as much of the last green shoots as they can.
- Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:58
Red Canyon Ranch, Wyoming
It’s hard to believe it’s autumn. For the first time ever we still have green grass growing on the ranch in October. The buffalo are looking healthy and happy. The great nutrition means the calves are just glossy and beautiful. They play all the time, probably enjoying the last few days of lingering warmth. Just as we are. Hope you are all having a quiet beautiful Fall.
Buffalo Skulls for Sun Dance
- Monday, 07 April 2014 05:29
Buffalo are sacred animals for a number of people, including us. Over the past couple of decades, we have been happy to donate buffalo meat, skulls, and hides for Native American sacred ceremonies around the country. One of our friends came by this weekend to collect skulls for two different Sun Dances, one in South Dakota this summer, and another in Arizona next year. It’s always a good feeling to know that the spirit of the buffalo, present in the skulls, will be cared for and honored.
First bison calf born
- Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:10
One of the pleasures of spring in Wyoming is waiting for the birth of the first buffalo calf. Snow Star was born in the middle of a heavy wet snowstorm this morning. He was racing around like the wind within twenty minutes of hitting the ground–which is kind of an amazing thing. Usually their little legs are weak and wobbly for over an hour. Not this little guy. We figure he’s going to be a champion runner. Look out you wolves and coyotes.
People of the Earth Days, June 27-29, 2014
- Friday, 28 February 2014 07:27
This should be a fun summer event. We’ll be leading a tour to the Legend Rock Petroglyph site–ancient rock carvings–just outside of Thermopolis, Wyoming, where we will talk about prehistoric cultures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin. The scenery is gorgeous and at the end of June the wildflowers should be in full bloom. We’ll also be conducting a short writer’s conference, “Heroes, Villains, and Plots,” and we’ll leading a tour to look at the buffalo in Hot Springs State Park to talk about the history, habits, and conservation of North American bison. Many of the events associated with PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DAYS are free, but some do have a cost, to pay for bus drivers, equipment rentals, etc. We’re donating our time for this event.
Also, the tour of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, and geological tour with biologist Greg Willson is not to be missed! The Big Horn Basin has some of the oldest primates in the world, as well as a rich dinosaur heritage. It will be a fun learning experience for both adults and children!
For more information: Thermopolis Chamber of Commerce, 877-864-3192, or www.thermopolischamber.org
We hope we see you there.
Mike and Kathy