At dusk tonight, my wandering eye checked the feeders and what should appear comfortably perched in the big pine tree but a mother Black Bear and her little cub. She looked at me, 3 ft. away and quickly unfurled herself, slid down the trunk, and lumbered across the yard to the back bay. The little cub slid farther down the tree, and then raced up another trunk and waited. Mother returned about 20 minutes later and the two of them disappeared to the north. I guess we will have to learn to live with them Today the feeders come down – except the little niger seed one which is covered with finches. Wood Ducks are in the back pond where the old turtles are sunning. No sign of the new baby turtles.

Location: Kawartha Park on Clear Lake
Observer: Sandra and Dick Burri

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.