Buffaloland Provincial Park, PEI, is a 100-acre park that is home to a number of buffalo. It’s my understanding that buffalo are not native to PEI; these buffalo were gifted to PEI by the province of Alberta a number of years ago.
Buffaloland Provincial Park is also a five-minute drive from our house. But even though it is located so close to our home, we had yet to catch a glimpse of any buffalo. We frequently drive by the park, but would never see hide nor hair of these great beasts. “Do these buffalo really exist?” I wondered. In a 100-acre enclosure, there are many places to hide.
A few days ago, the sun was shining and we attempted to walk around the Harvey Moore Bird Sanctuary, but the snowy trails were too deep in snow to walk upon. So we quickly looked for something else that would keep us outside in the unexpected sunshine.
Buffaloland Provincial Park was located just five minutes further up the road, so we headed up the snowless road to check out Buffaloland. I certainly didn’t expect to see any buffalo, but as we approached the enclosure, we saw one buffalo in the distance. Then we realized that there were a whole lot of buffalo. We counted 23 buffalo within our sight.
We were quite enthralled with the discovery of 23 buffalo. Such moments are more exciting when the possibility of not seeing what you’re looking for is high; it makes the discovery of what you’re looking for that much sweeter.