Guided Bison Saunter
June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDTFree
Prairie State Park will have a Guided Bison Saunter June 4, 2022 at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
What is a “saunter” you say? According to Merriam-Webster a saunter is: “to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner : STROLL.” Walking at a slower pace to take in all the surroundings. That sounds better than a hike. Please come out and get that “prairie feeling” from centuries past, and while you are at it – get some exercise. Prairie State Park encompasses almost 4000 acres of tallgrass prairie which once covered 33% of Missouri. Now less than half of 1% remains.
Summer is almost here and the prairie is exploding with gorgeous colors and sounds! Wildflowers and birds abound. Bison and their calves are moving about exploring.
Visitors should be prepared for at least a two mile saunter over uneven terrain. Since we won’t know the location of the bison until that morning, bringing water, snacks, and wearing sturdy footwear is recommended. May weather can be unpredictable, so please prepare for the weather. The wind can be rather nasty this time of year, be sure to dress for it.
Masks are recommended for the unvaccinated.
Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails, EXCEPT for Path of the Earth People and Path of the Sky People trails. Bison graze freely in the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules. https://mostateparks.com/page/55057/pets
This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.
Registration is required and the event is limited to 25 participants. Call 417-843-6711 to register.