The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bison...Yellowstone

 
 
 

 
Yellowstone History...
 
'The Yellowstone herd is both genetically and behaviorally unique, being the only herd with continuously wild ancestry from the days when 50 million migrated across the Great Plains.
At the end of the 19th century, after tens of millions had been slaughtered, only 23 wild Bison survived. Taking refuge in Yellowstone, this remnant herd insured the survival of the species. Today there are little more than 3,000 Bison living in and around Yellowstone.'
 
...courtesy of the Buffalo Field Campaign


11 comments:

  1. Their history is such a tragedy, but I am glad there are survivors.

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  2. and thank God for the Buffalo Field Campaign! I hope they continue to grow in numbers and health. Thank you for the beautiful and amazing photos. Such a treasure to view. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. They are so beautiful and they deserve to be there. That number is not a lot when you think of the land they are on.

    Debbie

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  4. After having read your blog from beginning to end, I now think of you every day when I check the weather forecast for Yellowstone. When snow is flying, I see you through the window busily working on one of you fabulous quilts. I may never get to actually see the wild bison, so love the amazing photos you share here.

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  5. Your photos of the bison are a treasure, as are the bison themselves. We visited Yellowstone a number of years ago and saw several herds. I fell in love with them. It's sad to know so few of the original exist, but thank goodness they do. One of our metroparks has a tiny herd of maybe 6 buffalo with a calf born last spring. I'm sure they're not "originals" from the Yellowstone herd but, nonetheless, we're grateful to have them here and seem them once in a while. Thanks for sharing the great photos, Nancy.
    Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  6. Thankful that they still exist and that you share their incredible photos.

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  7. Such a painful history, breaks my heart. Your pictures are (Always) wonderful reminders of how precious (these) animals are, how dependent on humans and that that makes us responsible for their welfare and wellbeing. When we take that responsibility we may call ourselves civilized beings. Ghandi: 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated' That is true for each and every indivdual human being. Thank you for making and sharing all your nature and animal pictures.

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  8. As with many stories of man's intervention, it is heartbreaking. Seeing these Bison was the highlight of my daughter's trip to Yellowstone last year. Thank you once again for sharing your photos and your knowledge.

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  9. So beautiful & precious. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  10. I love that quote that Phyliss share from Ghandi, I'm so glad that the bison and other animals have Yellowstone National Park and that there are others in both America and Canada that protect these magnificent animals.

    I wasn't aware their numbers had dropped so low.

    Thanks for the lovely photos and information.

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