All the scenes are from the beaver pond.
A post to Our World Tuesday, World Bird Wednesday, I'd rather be birding. Click any one to check them out.
|The central area of the pond.|
A woman was taking her unleashed dog for a walk, when she spotted an adult bear in a berry patch. She blew her air horn, and the dog, a lab, barked. The bear attacked, and gave her a swipe, but it backed off. Just an aside almost anyone here who goes in the woods carries a noise maker. She was fortunate. But there is a lesson here. If you'll notice in my photo above, the bear is pretty thin. She's been surviving on grasses,but all the berries are rippening now,so the berry patch and shrubs that have edible berries look like an outdoor restaurant to her. What the women and the dog did was challenge the bear over the berry patch. If the bear was a male, she also challenged him in his territory. The whole incident is unfortunate, but it goes to show that there is a forest protocol, and it needs to be followed. Don't challenge the wildlife, sharpen all your senses so that you see what's in front of you, behind you, and beside you. Leash your dog, and keep him quiet..
When I was hiking on the west side of the River, I shared the trail with three other travelers. I came within ten feet of the humans, and they didn't see me. The third traveller beat me to the River bank, and swam the River, a bear, but you can bet he knew that I was there, and I knew he was close by.
|Raven in flight.|
|Same in wind.|
|Male Northern Flicker.|
|White Throated Sparrow.|
|Hanging onto the flower.|
|You can see the clear wing here.|
|Unknown, but the chipmunk and the squirrel below are feeding on the berries|
|Red Squirrel eating berry.|