Fall is nearly upon us, and the prairie is reaching its full height. Some of the wildflowers and grasses can reach more than 8 feet tall. The asters and goldenrods are readily apparent, but it is possible to overlook a bison in such vegetation. Join staff at Prairie State Park for a guided hike at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 to see the bison and the prairie in its full glory. Don’t forget your camera.
Be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bring water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen. Although wearing shorts is not recommended, dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Binoculars will be useful for looking at bison as well as other wildlife that may be out and about. Please call 417-843-6711 to register for the hike.
Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, in southwest Missouri. For more information, please contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711.
For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.