Tasha, Lucky, Winners, and Volunteers - UPDATE April 16, 2018

A Lily Fan caught Tasha up the white pine “Cub Tree” in the snowstorm last evening. Could the wind and snow have given Tasha a sense of danger? Tasha in a snowstormTasha in a snowstormWind creates such a rustle in the woods that bears do get nervous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydj7N0cNLUo.

Also, Ted got lunch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vtWUv30Rc.

Toni was the closest guess for Lucky's out of hibernation date. Georgeanne was the closest guess for Holly's date. They won the contest.Toni winner

I received a message from Sarah Rose about the Mystic Lake Casino gathering on April 28. She is only 5 days away from finalizing numbers for that and needs 25 people to sign up to break even. The cost per attendee is $30 to cover expenses, preferably through PayPal. Go to this link for more info https://www.facebook.com/events/203389093575050.Georgeanne winner

It’s Volunteer Week with podcasts each day from the Bear Center through the big drawing on Friday. It’s a week of thank you’s for all that the volunteers do. As we said in the podcast today, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G018i3NKrZo, volunteers are making a huge difference for bears.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center