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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Spring Fever Bears

When spring comes, the she-bears in my neighborhood are shameless flirts. No video narration is needed to make that point. Have a look and see if you agree.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The bear's rubbing tree

The Rubbing Tree from Chris Wemmer on Vimeo.

I set this trail camera on a meandering game trail with a long view.

I expected clips of the usual cast of characters, but soon learned that the trail passed a bears' rubbing tree, a mountain lion scrape, and a pit stop for a bobcat.

I pointed the camera at the rubbing tree.

Though it must surely reek of bear, it smells like tree bark to me.

A lot of critters besides bears check it out, and gray foxes occasionally pee on the stump. 

This film shows last month's action at the bears' rubbing tree.