Spring brings new life to South Dakota. You’ll find fresh green grasses, blooming wildflowers and lots of baby animals.
While you can see new arrivals all across the state, the Black Hills offers some of the most accessible views. In Custer State Park, you can see buffalo calves, bighorn lambs, fawns and prairie dog pups. In nearby Wind Cave National Park, you can also spot buffalo claves, fawns, lambs, and if you are really lucky, an elk calf or black-footed ferret kit.
Other wildlife hot spots in South Dakota during the spring are the National Wildlife Refuges in the northeastern section of the state. South Dakota is part of the Central and Mississippi Flyways and these refuges can be host to nearly a million migrating birds.