Saturday, 15 July 2017

Guess who is back?

My 'marine' horn
There are so many bugs, and the blackberries and raspberries are plentiful. This is a good thing. The milkweed are prolific this year, as well.

There are lots of bugs on them. I found a firefly on the back of one leaf. There have been several monarchs.

There are a lot of milkweed bugs that use the plants as a home: Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillarsRed Milkweed beetle, tree frogs, Red Milkweed caterpillars, Lady beetles, aphids and, of course, their predators: spiders.



Sat., July 15th, 6:15 a.m.

The trailcams have been empty for a couple of weeks. I figured I was safe putting out a feeder. Two bears were killed nearby, so I thought Junior Bear was a goner.
As I walked through the backyard, I realized that something had been knocking a lot of the milkweed plants over. Now, I'm sure Junior Bear is looking for bugs.

I'm so happy. I made the mistake of putting out the bird feeder, as I thought our bear was gone. The marine horn sort of scared him off. (I carry it with me when I walk in the forest.)
Now I know for sure! He has been scarce, and has learned to hunt in the night and early morning. BLess his little heart!

I was playing on my computer beside the front window. I saw a very black back walking by the window, along the front walk.
He's not aggressive, mostly assertive. He's learned to tolerate people in the name of food. 

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this weather seems to attract more bugs. I love the bear, but I hope everyone including the bear stay safe. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Rajesh said...

I like it.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh wow ~ that is one big junior bear ~ neat cam photos ~ glad everyone is safe ~ ^_^

Nancy J said...

Bear safety, paramount. He is so crafty, and on hind legs, quite tall. Again, a lovely stroll through your place.

Christine said...

Wow scary

William Kendall said...

It's best to just keep the feeder empty through until November. Hopefully the wild blueberries are going to keep this fellow well fed.

GreenComotion said...

OMG, Jenn - Bears in the backyard, eh? Wow!
Really nice and green where y'all are.
Lovely snaps.
Have a Happy Weekend!.
Peace :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...getting a bit too comfy; I'd be doubling the size of that horn... YAM xx

Olga Hebert said...

Well, he is a fine looking fellow, but best to take the bird feeder down.

Debbie said...

oooooh no...heeee''s back!!! i love your hair!!!!!

Red said...

This assertive bear may go for a very long ride into the forest.

doodles n daydreams said...

Oh, bears in the yard. The nearest I get to wildlife in the yard are hedgehogs and feral cats. Maybe in the country they might see a deer or wild pig but not here. Enjoyed your interesting post.

Diana

Anvilcloud said...

I'm glad Jr is still with us and sorry that a few other bears are gone.