• The Bison Games

    I have to say one thing about the Bison Olympic Games – they are confusing. Last weekend I caught a glimpse of the competition in Elk Island National Park. I was trying to keep up with these wild bison as they put on quite a performance. I wasn’t always clear on the finer points of… Continue Reading

  • The edge of bluster

    I suspect there is a little of each of us in this bison. We were surprised to find him sitting right beside the edge of the road just inches from potential traffic. I decided to stop and take a photo, secretly hoping a car would come from the other direction. Amusingly a car drove right… Continue Reading

  • Bison icon

    Familiarity definitely breeds contempt. When I first see a new animal, everything it does is exciting and I’m quickly taking photos. I had the opposite experience in Yellowstone where I found bison hanging around everywhere. I quickly realized I was going to see more bison than I had laid eyes on in my entire life.… Continue Reading

  • Stranger than fiction

    Did you ever notice that truth sometimes seems so bizarre, it would never pass for credible fiction? Watching and learning about bison calves had that effect on me. Here’s six observations: 1. We drove the roads of Yellowstone a number of days and couldn’t help but notice bison. One day we came upon a newborn… Continue Reading

  • Let’s over think this!

    Apparently there are questions that have implied answers. I am learning this … slowly. My wife is quite helpful with advice. These questions might include easy ones like: How are you? Are you keeping busy? How do you like my hair? Acceptable answers are good, oh yes and … this could be awkward, but I… Continue Reading

  • Start roaming already!

    These big, beautiful buffalo had no trouble roaming around in my head. So why weren’t they roaming around Elk Island National Park? “Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,” kept running through my head from the moment we decided to go to the park. Somehow I had triggered childhood memories of the opening… Continue Reading