Should I run up this tree? Black bears seek refuge in trees from a young age. Their mothers will send them up trees for safekeeping while she forages. They learn that it’s a safe place to rest and an excellent place to avoid other bears … Continue readingA Day in the Life of Black Bears
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is not what you’d think. Alligators are rare and black bears are common. The biggest black bears in the world, in fact. It’s on an old military bombing range, parts of which are still closed to the public formed to … Continue readingAlligator River National Wildlife Refuge
It’s low tide as we skiff ashore from John’s old tugboat. Following a deep channel, the captain brings the dinghy in as far as he can and then I step out into the incoming surf. In hip boots, I slosh through the water over hard-packed … Continue readingHallo Bay Bears and Wolves
Glacier National Park has been wildly successful in creating a culture of fear to protect people and bears. Nowhere else, to my knowledge, are tourists so bear aware. Bear spray is prominently for sale at all the stores, provided at all the rental cabins and … Continue readingIs Fear the Best Way?