The young bison were born between April 16th and May 6th of last year. For most of the summer and the fall, they were hidden behind the adults or too far away for photographs. On June 10th, they grazed and played close to the fence early in the morning.
At 3 months old, the young bison’s fur had changed from a bright orange-brown to a muted golden-brown. By 6 months, they were almost unrecognizable. Their bodies had filled out and their fur was the same shade as their parents.
On Christmas morning, the bison herd was gathered in a shelter in the third field near the bird blind and the bird feeders.
July 21, 2017
October 20, 2017
December 25, 2017
A downy woodpecker at a bird feeder in Jester Park, Iowa, December 25, 2017.
Take care and thanks for visiting.