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The Thundering Herd-September 2019

The month of August saw the park slowing down quite a bit with the start of the new school year.  However, we were still steady with older families and friends coming together to enjoy the park and camp.

“Prairie dog lady” a.k.a. Lynda Watson brought the park a celebrated new member of the Honey Flat prairie dog town.  Lynda found “Sydney”, a Black-tailed prairie dog who was in need of some medical attention and care due to an injury on her leg.  After much care and attention, she pulled through it and is now enjoying her new home at Caprock Canyons State Park along with her family “Mammie” and “Bruce”.  “Mammie” became a surrogate mother to “Sydney” during her rehabilitation period and “Bruce” was also another orphan needing her care.  Sydney’s story actually traveled a long distance in getting to Caprock Canyons State Park…  Sydney was named for another prairie dog named “Syd” living as far away as Scotland.  Unfortunately, “Syd” passed away from a tumor but his family chose to remember him by creating a non-profit trust fund for other prairie dogs who need help.  Sydney, Mammie, and Bruce are adjusting nicely to their new home at Caprock Canyons State Park and we are so proud to be a part of such a worthy cause!

Programs & Events:

September 1:

  • Birding 101- 8:30 a.m., Visitor’s Center Parking Lot
  • Native American Games-  2:00 p.m., Visitor’s Center Pavilion
  • The Dirt Storm Drifters-  7:30 p.m., Visitor’s Center Pavilion

September 8:

  • Star Party-  8:00 p.m., North Prong Parking Lot, *Please bring a lawn chair*

September 15:

  • Canyon Walk & Talk-  9:00 a.m., Meet at the South Prong Parking Lot
  • Music Under the Stars-  7:00 p.m., Visitor’s Center Pavilion
  • The Texas State Bison Herd-  8:30 p.m., Interpretive Amphitheater

September 22:

  • *Bison Fest*all-day event in downtown Quitaque, Texas

September 29:

  • Canyon Walk & Talk-  9:00 a.m., Meet at the South Prong Parking Lot
  • Native American Games-  2:00 p.m., Visitor’s Center Pavilion
  • Paleos of the Panhandle-  8:00 p.m., Interpretive Amphitheater

Interpreter’s Corner:

If you like music festivals and country music, you don’t want to miss out on Bison Fest!  Not only is this event fun to listen and dance to some of Texas’ best country music entertainers or to peruse the many different craft and food vendors, it’s also for a very worthy cause!  All proceeds from Bison Fest go toward the Bison Restoration Project at Caprock Canyons State Park.  You can find more information about Bison Fest by visiting www.bisonfest.com.  Regular admission is $35.00.  So, come out and enjoy the day all in support of YOUR state park and the Texas State Bison Herd!