Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday Poem

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Environmental & Science Education
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Today's poem is by the late Brian Doyle.

A tyee salmon is a Chinook salmon especially when of large size--30 pounds (~ 13 1/2 kg) or more. Tyee is pronounced tah yee or tie yee.

Salmon are on the run in Katmai National Park, which has several bear cameras, including one under water. The site is well-used and some viewers are relentless observers and know the bears very well.

The brown bears are great salmon fishers and each has a favorite method. One, a lovely female, likes to sit/stand on the lip of the shelf of a falls and grab them from the air.

Not all of the cameras are working yet.

One of the big boys, Otis has not yet been seen but apparently he has a habit of sleeping in. I hope he is alive.

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