Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Do bears scratch their butts…um, backs?

If you’ve ever wondered what bears do when you aren’t looking, check this out. It’s a pretty funny clip and a good counterpoint to the tragic end of the “falling bear” in the previous post.

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Falling bear killed: Colorado bear removed from University of Colorado-Boulder campus is dead

If ever there was a case to illustrate the problem of black bears becoming habituated to the human environment, the “falling bear”  immortalized on the Web a week ago is it. The Chicago Tribune reports today the bear was killed … Continue reading

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Backyard Bears: Trouble can be avoided by moving feeders

Looking to see a Michigan black bear?  Look no further than your backyard. That’s become the norm in more and more locations around the state. State officials report that Michigan’s black bear population is spreading south into heavily populated areas … Continue reading

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Birding Festivals: Kirtland’s warbler Bahamas connection a highlight at Tawas Point

By Howard Meyerson Dave Ewert isn’t the first to say that the recovery of Michigan’s Kirtland’s warblers has been phenomenal or that 2011 was a record year for the endangered bird. That’s when state and federal biologists, researchers and volunteers … Continue reading

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