The sight of this grazing bison far away spared us the indignity of making a trip to the Wichita refuge without seeing its most famous residents. This picture's my compensation for lugging along my telephoto lens and tripod! The day was so windy, however, that the tripod didn't completely solve the problem -- both the tripod and the grasses were swaying.
Some pears had started to bloom though.
The second-most famous resident of the refuge: a prairie dog.
That kid's going to be giving the wild animals competition for a while yet.