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Live from the Ranch

This is the official Ranch Journal, a collection of short reports about daily life on the ranch. Postings are made by all ranch staff, but mostly by Tess Leach & Kate Matheson, Guest Services Managers, David Leach, Business & Marketing Manager and Jeff Gossage, Ranch Manager. (Banner photo 3 by Stephen Weaver)

Bison Adventure with the Logan School
 This week we had a group of students out from the Logan School in Denver.  We loaded them up into our wagon, and headed out onto the Medano bison pasture where we were greeted by a few hundred of Zapata’s finest.  They were learning about colonies, and we talked about bison herd structure, the role bison play in the ecosystem, and how we manage our heard of 2,500.

They were a great group of kids, who asked wonderful questions.  A bison tour is exactly the kind of field trip I would have loved as a child, so I was just as excited teaching them as they were to be visiting!

And of course, no trip to Zapata would be complete without a meet and greet with Gordon!  After lunch, the students and teachers took turns petting our little bison mascot, and fell in love with his big brown eyes and fluffy winter coat.

Posted by Kathleen M. on 10/05/2013

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