"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bison Hood Ornament

Here is a story relayed to me this morning. Cars were lined up bumper to bumper as the bison were trying to navigate across the road. Unfortunately for one car who left no room between themselves and the car ahead of them found out what a mama bison will do when their baby is on the other side. She will jump onto the hood of a car to try and get across to her baby. I bet that was a surprise (an expensive one at that) to have a bison sprawled across the hood of your car.

At this very moment the Dorm Bison is grazing behind the dorms. And the night air has been filled with the sounds of bugling elk. I sat outside last night because the moon was full (or nearly full) and listened to them bugle from the west of us. I am able to hear them in the mornings also. Fall is the season of sounds.