Bison, “Buffalo”, and Beauty

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Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

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Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

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Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free,
The breezes so balmy and light,
That I would not exchange my home on the range,
For all of the cities so bright.

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Then I would not exchange my home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

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Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

The animal that most Americans call a buffalo is actually a bison. Buffaloes are found in Africa and South Asia, while bison roam in North and South America. Bison are also referred to as American Buffalo.

All of these photos were taken in Yellowstone National Park the end of June. If you’ve never been it would be a great National Park to put on your list.

I’ll be linking up to ABC Wednesday for the letter B. Thank you Mrs. Nesbitt, Roger and team for this long running meme.

Dear and I are roaming about British Columbia today so I’ll be coming around later tonight or tomorrow to see more letter B posts.

Wyoming Critters

I’m joining Viewing Nature with Eileen for Saturday Critters today. The following critters were roaming and flying about Yellowstone and Cody, Wyoming.

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Outside the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming.

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The Buffalo/Bison are allowed to make their own crossings regardless of the double yellow lines.

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This gives you some perspective on how large they are.

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A herd of elk far away on a hillside. I’m fully zoomed on this one.

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One closer up and saying goodbye to us as we exit Yellowstone National Park.

I’ll be sharing more of my Bison photos for ABC Wednesday since we will be on the letter B this coming week.

Thank you Eileen for hosting Saturday Critters and for always taking the time to leave comments. You really are amazing!

Today is starting a bit gloomy in the Seattle area with a cloud cover and no sunshine peeking through. It’s a quiet weekend around this old house which is always good. What’s happening in your neck of the woods?