From the first day at our new place, we saw bears! On the first two days, we saw a sow and her two cubs. We saw them in the evening on the slopes above the creek that runs through our land.
They were eating chokecherries. There are acres and acres of chokecherries hanging from bushes right now. The bears are in their most intense phase of trying to gain weight so they eat about 20 hours per day. It seems that our chokecherries are a delicacy to them.
I've had cams up at our new place for only about a week yet they already have recorded lots of bears. The closest cam is about 20 yards from our house, positioned to video animals who cross the bridge over the creek. Here are Hachi and Shyla crossing the bridge.
And, in broad daylight, here are a pair of cubs.
I've made a short video of the bears of our valley over the past week. Check it out if you have time! As you can perhaps imagine, I am incredibly glad to share this habitat with the bears.