National Bison Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy the great animal that is bison. What better way to do so than by throwing a party? Here are some tips for celebrating National Bison Day:
1) Invite your friends and family over.
2) Bake some tasty treats like brownies, cookies, or cupcakes
with bison-flavored ingredients such as chocolate chips made from dark
chocolate (with at least 80% cocoa content), cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger
3) Make sure you have plenty of drinks on hand – water will do
if you don’t want alcohol – including wine which should be read since it pairs
well with meaty dishes like steak and bison ribs.
Be creative with your decorations – use bison-themed colors like brown, black and white to decorate the tablescape, or hang some bunting in another color that goes well with those colors. You can also create place cards for each guest by using card stock paper in their favorite color (or you could print them on the computer if you want to make it easier for yourself) with their name on them or pictures of bison.
History Of National Bison Day
The American bison has been making its way toward becoming the national mammal of America for years now, and on May 9th, 2016 President Barack Obama signed a law officially recognizing this with great ceremony.
The movement to make National Bison Day an annual event began in 2012 after it was proposed by iconic naturalist Leonard Lauder who felt that people needed time each year just devoted solely toward conservation efforts regarding our sacred animal species like himself-the grandson of John Jacob Astor (yes him). The effort quickly gained momentum; over 100 members were involved within less than six months – including wildlife photographers organizations such as Wild Equity which advocates “for animals whose value depends not only on their usefulness to humans but also upon their right to exist for their own sake.”
Many children’s organizations such as the North American Native Fishes Association and League of Women Voters signed on in support. After years of trying, by coincidence or fate (depending on your point of view), it comes at a time when we can use something positive to look forward to.
The idea is that every year on the second Saturday in November, all American citizens are encouraged to celebrate National Bison Day by doing something fun and educational like visiting their local zoo or wildlife park so they can learn more about our national mammal.
Celebration Ideas & Activities
1. Sign a petition
Stand in support of returning wild bison to their original tribal lands on thousands of acres across America. Collaborations among certain groups are working together, reminding Americans about the importance that this prevalent species plays within many indigenous cultures and communities today
The input states “Stand In Support Of Returned Wild Buffalo” but I would rather have seen it say something along these lines: Stand With The Fight For Restoration And Reoccupation Of Wild Bison – Which Many Indigenous Peoples Have Been Doing For Centuries
2. Visit a national park
There is no shortage of national parks in the United States. From Yellowstone, which can sometimes feel like a large urban park due to its proximity with population centers and commercial attractions to smaller locales such as Acadia National Park near my hometown on Mount Desert Island off Maine’s coast – where you are guaranteed peace if only for hours at your own pace!
3. Wear your National Bison Day T-shirt
Bison are superior animals with strong personalities, and it’s no surprise that bachelorettes who love them would want to show their loyalty. It won’t be hard for you to find t-shirts at your local stores advertising “I Love Bisons” or other similar phrases; wear one proudly because this will help support an organization that helps keep these magnificent creatures safe!
5 REASONS WE LOVE OUR BISON
1.Watch that tail
A bison’s tail is not just for balance. When it moves naturally from side to side, this indicates that the animal is relaxed and calm – but if you see a position where there are no swaying motions at all (like when it stands straight up), then beware: It might charge!
2.They’ve got skills
Bison are surprisingly agile for their size, with the ability to swim well and jump up to six feet. They can run at speeds between 35-40 mph!
3.They’re oldies but goodies
Yellowstone is home to some amazing animal species, but one that stands out among all others? Bison. These mighty massive animals have always roamed Yellowstone as evidenced by prehistoric fossils found in modern times!
4. Throw a stone — hit a bison
The American buffalo is one of the most famous and valuable animals. They can be found all over North America, but not in great numbers due to their large size which makes it difficult for them to roam about freely like other smaller species such as elk or deer do on occasion when food supplies run low.
5. Bison as symbols
The American bison is not only the country’s official mammal; this strong and beautiful creature also has a very special place in our hearts as Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Kansas’ state mascot.
WHY NATIONAL BISON DAY IS IMPORTANT
1. It’s our national mammal
With the support of a broad coalition, President Obama has vowed to save Native American tribes from extinction by 2020.
The plan will be backed up by legislation passed this year that limits oil and gas development on public land for wildlife populations including bears Ess Majestic mountain eagles soar free again!
2. They’re different from buffalo
You might be thinking that these animals are the same, but they’re not. Let us clear up any confusion for you!
Bison (bi-SOHN) – A species of large hooved mammal found in North America; usually brown or black with long projecting nose and ears like some kind of funny animal character on TV when I was little buffalo(BUFFALO)- An ethnic slur used against people who have Native American heritage (like me).
3. They were almost extinct
Native peoples once lived their lives around the vast herds of bison that swirled around areas of west and northwest, central plains, southeastern U.S.
The Native Americans had a rich culture with many different types of cultures living together in harmony for generations before European settlers came along to change everything — but not always for the better!