If you go down in the woods today
If you go down in the woods today, you better not go alone.
It’s lovely down in the woods today, but safer to stay at home.
Do you know that song, The teddy bears picnic? I read the book, and the sang the song to my boys when they were small.
Monday, we went looking for bears, and found several. The Moose-Wilson road has been very active with bears lately. They are eating as much as they can to get ready for the winter.
This cinnamon black bear just clawed his way right up the aspen, so he could get the high berries.
This momma bear was resourceful in using the buckrail fence to stand on.
She had her two cubs stashed high up in the nearby tree. How on earth they can sleep on a branch, is beyond me.
She eventually called them down, and off they went.
They have closed the road now, which I think is a good thing. There were a lot of people there to photograph the bears, and not everyone is very smart about it. If the bears are getting stressed out, or disturbed too much, they won’t get fat enough to survive the winter. A photographer friend of mine who has lived here almost 30 years, wrote a great blog post yesterday about the Moose-Wilson road. You can read it here.
It was fun to see the bears, we have only seen bears in Glacier NP years ago. So this was definitely a treat.