Fall Color - UPDATE October 6, 2019

WRI Driveway WRI Driveway

 

On this windy, rainy day, fall colors showed, but not as bright as they would be on a sunny day. Driving the 0.16-mile driveway to the WRI, I had to stop and snap a few photos. The same farther on. At the cabin, I went up to the third floor deck and took two more pictures, one of them looking down. The grove of white pines on the right side of the picture is a favorite resting place for mothers with cubs. Out the window, I saw my first dark-eyed junco of the season. They are heading down from the boreal forest of Canada to their winter range which is most of the contiguous 48 states. Driving out the driveway, I had to stop two more times to snap the color.

Dark-eyed JuncoDark-eyed Junco

WRI Driveway WRI Driveway

 

Samantha and her four cubs are here. RC’s yearling Casey is, too. So is the lame male that hops along on three legs because of an injured right front leg or foot. He is lean, weighing only 178 pounds today. We’re feeding him well, hoping to see him in the spring. From the size of his head, he should weigh two or three times that much. Yearling Casey weighs more than he does.

WRI view from 3rd floor WRI view

 

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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