Tuesday, June 23, 2020

BearCam 2020

Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

"They're back."


The bears, the big brownies, the fishers of salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park (AK) to ready themselves for another winter, raise their young and mate, participating in another cycle of the seasonal round. 

A week ago I checked the site to learn that all the camera equipment had made it through the winter undamaged and that the technicians were checking and adjusting them for another season. 

Today, June 22, a neighbor told me that she had seen Mama #138 and her three cubs.

Resident naturalist Mike Fitz writes, "Bearcam is live for the 2020 season! The Bristol Bay salmon run has only recently begun and bears are just arriving to feast on their most important food. The bears are hungry and their mating season is near its peak. It is a great time to watch the greatest show on the internet.

"Ranger Brooklyn, Ranger Naomi, and I will host dozens of live events this summer including play-by-plays, text chats, and our classic live chats. Please join Naomi and me for our first text chat on Tuesday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Pacific) in the comments section on the Brooks Live Chat Channel. Stay tuned for us to post an updated live event schedule later this week. You can also ask your bearcam question in advance and we’ll do our best to answer them during a live event."

Take a look when you have a chance. Comments are beginning to accumulate, too.

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