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Bison Wallow

Wallowing is when bison roll on the prairie to give themselves "dust baths." Wallowing creates a saucer-like depression called a wallow out on the prairie. Wallows were once a common features of the plains; usually these wallows are dust bowls without any vegetation.

 
Bison Wallow Sequence #1
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Bison Wallow Sequence #2
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Bison Wallow Sequence #3
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Bison Wallow Sequence #4
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

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Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...