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Bears! - UPDATE August 3, 2015

Pincherry scatA major feeder is on vacation in the community. So what happens? The bears go to other community feeders including WRI. We got our first visit from Donna‚Äôs 12-year-old daughter Colleen w...  Read More

Boy Scouts and Bears - UPDATE August 2, 2015

UrsulaAt the Bear Center, we were glad to see a big troop of boy scouts among the visitors. They were there for a special program in addition to seeing the bears and exhibits. In the study area, comm...  Read More

Captions Going Up - UPDATE August 1, 2015

Northwoods Ecology Hall captions being placed under photos on upper walls Today at the Bear Center, agile interns climbed ladders to begin placing captions for the pictures ...  Read More

  • Bears! - UPDATE August 3, 2015

    Monday, 03 August 2015 21:40
  • Boy Scouts and Bears - UPDATE August 2, 2015

    Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:54
  • Captions Going Up - UPDATE August 1, 2015

    Saturday, 01 August 2015 20:44

Watch sneak previews of 'Bearwalker of the Northwoods' from the BBC.

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    As WRI's principal biologist, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., has spent over 42 years learning about wildlife and sharing his information with the public. Using airplanes, vehicles, and snowshoes, he has radio-tracked over 100 bears in the vast forests of northeastern Minnesota, studying some for as long as 22 years. - Read More -

  • sue_with_bear_tree_sw.jpgSue Mansfield began studying black bears in her home state of New Hampshire in 1999. Her initial studies involved documenting bear sign, including bear trails, marking sign, and feeding sign. She developed a collection of seeds from berries to identify items found in bear scat while studying the diet of bears. Sue placed trail monitors along bear trails to determine usage and aimed trail cameras at marking trees along bear trails to document behaviors. - Read More -

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