3/6/2021 | Prairie State Park | Mindenmines, MO
Winter is waning, so spring is not far off. We will explore the prairie while learning about bison. Early spring on the prairie brings forth new life. Early spring flowers and insects venture forth on warm days. Join us on our guided "Bison-tennial" hike March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year. Don't forget your cameras! Be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison as well as other wildlife that we may see. Dress for the weather – the prairie winds can be rather nasty this time of year.
Registration is required, and the hike is limited to 25 participants. Call 417-843-6711 to register.
Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails. Bison graze freely in the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area but must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.
Hike Time: 10 a.m. - noon