Bison are a keystone species in North American prairies. Through grazing, wallowing, nutrient cycling, and seed dispersal, bison altered their historic range in ways that are not found in most prairie reconstructions. We’ll explore the natural history of bison in the eastern tallgrass prairie and look at new findings from research in Iowa. Pete Eyheralde has been involved in bison ranching in southern Iowa for over 20 years and is an Associate Professor of Biology at William Penn University.
This program is part of Bison Week co-sponsored by the Carnegie Historical Museum and Jefferson County Conservation. Bison Week is celebrating the new Bison head mount and hide donated to the Jefferson County Park Nature Center by Frank Redeker.
Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call (641)-472-4421 or email Naturalist@JeffersonCountyConservation.com.