this guy….. acting all hangry and ready for spring
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On March 7, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park. Male grizzlies come out of hibernation in early March. Females with cubs emerge in April and early May. When bears emerge from hibernation, they look for food and often feed on elk and bison that died over the winter. Sometimes, bears will react aggressively toward people when feeding on carcasses. All of Yellowstone National Park is bear country.
“most animals show themselves sparingly. the grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness.
it has no need to hide. if it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants,
boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.”
-craig childs, the animal dialogues: uncommon encounters in the wild
credits: national park service, jim peaco, grizzly bear on swan creek flat – photo
” i love places where there are crowds of trees.”
scio woods county preserve, ann arbor, mi, usa
a warm welcome from mother nature
3 sister lakes
a family affair.
3rd sister lake
“In memory of “Daddy” Filbert Roth
Head of Forestry School (UM)
By his Forestry Boys
“nature is a serenade for souls willing to hear.”
Dolph Park, Saginaw Forest, 3 Sister Lakes – Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Remember to space it out, watch the waving, and recreate responsibly.
those zany park rangers are at it again
i love their method of getting the message across
National parks across the country provide endless opportunities for recreational activities for everyone from the casual sightseer to the experienced adventurer. With your help, we can enjoy these special places while preserving them for future generations to enjoy. Learn more ways to recreate safely at https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/recreate-responsibly.htm
“one thorn of experience is worth a wilderness of warning.”
-james russell lowell
such a wonderful discovery made
when walking in a park near my daughter’s house
an illustrated storybook trail
with pages spread throughout the woods
placed there by the village and the local library
a perfect pairing.
“we tell stories in order to feel at home in the universe.”
— Roger Bingham, British science communicator, writer, public television producer and host
found the fairy woods and troll hollow
tucked away in the middle of the trees
when your eyes are open
there is always so much to discover.
“we dance round in a ring and suppose,
but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”
back in the parks today
under a sparkling sun
happy smiling people
“spring will come and so will happiness. hold on. life will get warmer.”
huron river, gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa
after walking many miles
through the parks at home
i traveled north for a visit
to a whole new town
and when walking through the city
i once again find myself
in yet another beautiful park.
‘i don’t know where i’m going from here
but i promise it won’t be boring.’
victoria park, ontario, canada
the notes i scribbled after each walk in the parks
sometimes in a code that even i could not decipher
the artifacts i gathered as i walked the parks
most dried out to the point where i could not recognize them
i threw all of the the notes and artifacts into a big shoe box
in one heaping pile
things fell out and fell in
i found a purple feather and holiday glitter in the mix
clearly a very complex and organized system.
“if you wish to forget anything on the spot,
make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”
-edgar allan poe