Then Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is inviting the public to a day of education and fun.
Neal Smith NWR will celebrate Bison Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public of all ages.
Activities include guided bus tours through the bison enclosure, archeological and Native American displays, a weaver's guild demonstration, arts and crafts, games, a rope-making demonstration and a book signing by area authors.
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host celebrate Bison Day Saturday. For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit http://midwest.fws.gov.
In addition, at 2 p.m., an Iowa State University bison researcher, Peter Eyheralde, will present some of the interesting things he has learned about the bison at Neal Smith NWR. A bison chip throwing contest will complete the day's activities with prizes for the winners.
All of these activities are free and open to the public. Bring your sense of wonder, cheerful spirits and a well-practiced throwing arm. For more information on the event, contact Megan Wandag at 515-994-3400 or Megan_Wandag@fws.gov