Winter Solstice, Tasha, and a Cake - UPDATE December 21, 2020

Lynn with cake Cake of Gerry
Gerry Bear Cake for Dr. Lynn Rogers


On this day of the winter solstice (officially at 4:02 AM), we might also have an opportunity to see planets Jupiter and Saturn so close together that they look like one bright star—the Christmas Star. A similar event is one of the explanations for the Star of Bethlehem. This year, the conjunction of these planets is the closest they have appeared to be in 800 years. They say this bright star will be visible all week long.

As snow fell and the Christmas Star approached, Tasha was busy rearranging her bedding, which TaughtbyBears recorded from the Bear Center rooftop pondcam in this 3:40-minute video. .

To further brighten this time, ‘Bear Friends’ had Ely’s local ‘Cake Lady’ deliver the best carrot cake I ever had, topped with the best custom designed icing I’ve ever seen—Gerry the Bear in amazing detail.

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