Monday, May 10, 2010

The Month Of Red Calves

An article about Blue Mounds near Luverne, MN.

“Blue Mounds is well known in climbing circles. We get people from Colorado who come here to climb for a different experience, as well as people from all the surrounding states. We give out approximately 1,000 to 1,400 rock climbing licenses each year, at no charge. We just keep tabs on how many we get on an annual basis.”

The bison herd is expanding on a daily basis with about a dozen babies already and more expected.

“May is the ‘Month of the Red Calves,’ in another language,” noted White. “We should get about 20, give or take two or three. We don’t give pregnancy tests, so we don’t know exactly how many to expect.”

Blue Mounds offers people a chance to see “a wild herd in a domestic setting,” and there are usually between 85 and 111 bison in the park.

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