Photo of the Week – October 22, 2015

Today was a busy one.  I helped with one of our two annual bison roundups (one for each herd) at the Niobrara Valley Preserve.  We brought about 500 bison in from the hills, ran them through a corral system, and sorted the ones to be kept from those to be sold.  It was a cool and cloudy day, but the predicted rain held off until the last two hours, and we got everything done by late afternoon.  I always love the chance to see these animals up close, and to listen to the sounds of pounding hooves and bison grunts.

Bison roundup at TNC Niobrara Valley Preserve. Nebraska.

Portrait of a bison cow in the corral.  The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve.

I will post more photos from the Preserve next week, but I’ve just got time to post this one before I head to supper and then bed.