I took a couple of other folks out on a hike up the West Fork of Indian River valley today. Our intention was to visit the large hemlock tree my brother showed me a couple of years ago. Weather: It started out cloudy, with the cloud layer at around 2000 feet. By around noon the … Read more
I took a couple of people I know (a botanist and her husband) up to an interesting clearing I found sometime back in Indian River Valley. I was hoping to get some insight into why the place was different and what was growing there. It was a fairly wet trip, but informative for me. Weather: … Read more
A bear was killed along a popular hiking trail near town yesterday. According to the paper, it was a healthy three year old male. It had taken and killed a dog and then false charged the owner when he went back to look for his missing dog. He called the police and they, along with … Read more
The paper last night mentioned that someone had called in a report of a bear getting into garbage. That’s the first sighting of a bear around town this year, so perhaps they are just starting to wake up from hibernation.