2023–Springtime in Yellowstone

We’re back in Yellowstone National Park. It is springtime and Bison are giving birth around the park. The weather is warming up but there is still plenty of snow on the ground because daytime temperatures start below freezing and rise barely to 45° Fahrenheit by the end of the day. On our first morning, we were thrilled to watch three newborns with their moms, probably born within the previous few hours. They were still pretty wobbly, with with umbilical cords still attached, and with bright red coats that give them the nickname “Red Dog.” They romped and leaped and played, just being kids. How nice to see the cycle of life begin again at Yellowstone, as the trees leaf out, the grasses green, and the Bison drop their calves.