We’re not the only ones coming out of Hibernation!

Northampton Cafe’s were filled yesterday, pedestrians were all over the city, smiling, talking, sitting on steps soaking up the warmth of the sun while enjoying a croissant from their favorite bakery .  There was someone else who came out of hibernation yesterday as well!

Yep, the black bears are back!

Its been a pretty tough winter.  Long stretches of temps below zero at nights and getting to, maybe 10 degrees during the day and lots, I mean lots of snow!  Now its March 12th and finally we actually had a day over 50 degrees (glorious) and a night time low of only 39 degrees.  We still have at least a foot and a half of snow on the ground but I picked up a new track in my backyard…click on the picture to enlarge it.

Its time to take down our birdfeeders before they habituate to our backyards and human food!

Its time to take down our birdfeeders before they habituate to our backyards and human food!

Here's a great pic of its huge toes!

Here’s a great pic of its huge toes! And look at that paw pad, its over 4 inches wide!

My fingers don't even fill up the space...

My fingers don’t even fill up the space…They actually have 5 toes like us but their little toe is on the inside where our big toe is.

1 bear track w claws measure

My finger nails are no comparison to this baby!

My finger nails are no comparison to this baby!

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.
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