Every day that I spend in the field is always marvelous but it seems especially wonderful during the change of seasons because I feel a heightened sense of anticipation for the first of the year birds, the first spotting of wildflowers blooming or the seasonal changes that wildlife exhibits in behavior or appearance.
After a winter of seeing Bison (Bison bison) with thick winter coats I’ve begun to see them shedding to their summer coats. I photographed this Bison bull two days ago while he was grazing on the tender green shoots of grasses and although he looks very shaggy I know that soon his haunches and hindquarters will be very sleek looking.
I have also recently noticed that I am only seeing bulls, the cows are noticeably absent which means they are seeking quiet locations to drop their calves.
Spring has sprung!