March 22, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park April 2

Guests can explore the prairie while learning about bison on a guided bison hike at Prairie State Park.  The hike will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

The grass is green and growing and the bison are ready to have their calves. The hike will provide the opportunity to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year. Hikers should be prepared for a hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison and other wildlife that inhabit the prairie. Participants are also encouraged to dress for cool or warm weather as the winds can make a day feel much cooler.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines.  To register or get additional information, contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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