Tasha, Spot, and a New WRI Look - UPDATE December 19, 2020

TashaTasha by day TashaTasha by night


In two pictures of Tasha captured yesterday by "Happycub", Tasha’s eyes grab attention in the day picture and Tasha looks happy in the night picture. Does that mean she is now glad to have the den she holds and that she feels no grudge toward Holly?

Mink spotMink spotAt the WRI, the mink we all named Spot showed up the last two days. She announces her presence by looking in my desk window and knows where to check for bologna—this after being gone for over 9 months. She is identified by the line on her chest that looks like the letter ‘i.’—the marking that almost gave her the name ‘iota’ back in March, but the name Spot won out. The picture is from that time. She is the smallest mink we’ve seen, undoubtedly a female, and is not as trusting as Stripe. I’m starting to wonder if Stripe is large enough to be a male. Still learning.

WRI MakeoverWRI MakeoverPeople who love bears gave the WRI a new look lately. They sent two very comfortable new couches complete with 8 pillows. The pictures give a final touch to the comfy look by using pictures taken in the study area. The pillows came from across the pond (France) in a big surprise box. You can guess what my favorite pillow is. It’s the top middle one with June holding little Lily back in 2007. Thanks to all who made this happen.

Another nice surprise was the ‘get well’ food box that came a couple days earlier. So good to feel the support of people who feel the same way I do about the bears.

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