It was a non-bear day for us, if you can believe it. Counting on the Den-Watch Team to keep the data streaming in. Rearranging and filing to restore some sense order to the WRI. Today’s highlight was an eagle at the suet feeder where the pine marten was the other day. The eagle was young enough to still have a few brown feathers mixed in with its white head and tail feathers. The bird book says it takes them 4 or 5 years to reach full adult plumage.
There was so much activity in Jewel’s den yesterday that the 'Highlight' video is a two-parter!
While we did office work, others were doing real work. A volunteer group of Lily Fans has been hard at work creating “Bear Facts and Fun.” Their goal, like that of all Lily Fans, is to educate about the true nature of bears. Expect to start seeing welcome posting on Lily’s Facebook page on Saturday Feb. 25 and game times for Saturday and Sunday. The BFF is in Go-Live mode!!
Thank you for all you do.
—Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, Biologists, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Wildlife Research Institute
145 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731 USA