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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

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walkwithbears

Date

February 26, 2018 02:10 PM MST

Description

Forest patch in city limits.

A pair can be seen here often.

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What

Barred Owl Strix varia

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walkwithbears

Date

February 24, 2018 03:03 PM MST

Description

This barred Owl is in a favorite spot... notice the cover above. A neighbor, a Red-shouldered Hawk was around and would often chase this owl to cover.

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What

Barred Owl Strix varia

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walkwithbears

Date

February 23, 2018 11:10 AM MST

Description

Seeking cover from a diving Red-shouldered Hawk.

Small forested area within city limits.

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

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walkwithbears

Date

February 23, 2018 11:33 AM MST

Description

Small patch of forest in an urban area.

Observed this Red-shouldered Hawk diving at a Barred Owl just before these photos were taken, (and during another visit). The Barred Owl sought cover in a longleaf pine with a thick clump of branches providing cover from more dives. In the second photo, the hawk was in a Sweetgum tree (you can see the spiked seed pods).

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What

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

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walkwithbears

Date

February 23, 2018 12:22 PM MST

Description

Small patch of uneven aged forest in an urban area.

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American Beaver Castor canadensis

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walkwithbears

Date

October 27, 2018 01:25 PM MDT

Description

Beaver lodge and trail.
Tahoe Basin
Taylor Creek

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What

Colorado Pinyon Pinus edulis

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walkwithbears

Date

October 4, 2019 09:32 AM MDT

Description

Devil's Canyon Overlook off of I-70/Hwy 50.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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walkwithbears

Date

September 17, 2018 04:36 PM MDT

Description

The urban interface...

Getting some rest on a mid September day before heading out later in the evening. In winter, bears also den under homes.

South Lake Tahoe, tagging along with another bear person.

Location is general to protect the innocent.

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Desert Paintbrush Castilleja chromosa

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walkwithbears

Date

May 1, 2019 09:04 AM MDT

Description

Spring in sagebrush country.
Just east of Carson City, NV

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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walkwithbears

Date

October 27, 2018 02:35 PM MDT

Description

Near Taylor Creek, during the Kokanee Salmon (introduced 1930's) run.

Typical Black Bear Bed site, in this case for a Mom and her youngster showing recent and frequent use and remnants of Kokanee Salmon scattered on the ground.

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Western Columbine Aquilegia formosa

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walkwithbears

Date

July 27, 2017 12:00 AM ADT

Description

King's Canyon, Carson Range
Above Carson City, NV

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What

Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

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walkwithbears

Date

June 25, 2015 09:46 AM MDT

Description

In a bitterbrush thicket among other sagebrush steppe plants.

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What

Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi

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walkwithbears

Date

October 26, 2019 01:18 PM MDT

Description

Broadway area, NC

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What

Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae

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walkwithbears

Date

October 26, 2019 12:13 PM MDT

Description

Broadway area, NC.

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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walkwithbears

Date

July 20, 2015 03:36 PM MDT

Description

Carson Range, NV

Buck in velvet.

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Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana

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walkwithbears

Date

July 4, 2018 01:32 PM MDT

Description

A pair nests in this area.

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What

California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi

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walkwithbears

Date

July 20, 2015 02:42 PM MDT

Description

Carson Range, NV
The natural variety, and this guy may not have seen a human in a while.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

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walkwithbears

Date

July 15, 2015 12:15 PM MDT

Description

Carson Range, NV

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Paintbrushes Genus Castilleja

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walkwithbears

Date

July 8, 2015 12:09 PM MDT

Description

Carson Range, NV

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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walkwithbears

Date

July 31, 2015 12:40 PM MDT

Description

Carson Range, NV

Young buck with velvet.

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Serviceberries Genus Amelanchier

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walkwithbears

Date

August 20, 2019 11:05 AM MDT

Description

Serviceberry is sought after by wildlife, including bears. We can also pick it from the plant and eat it. It can be mashed and dried as a cake on it's own or mixed with other dried fruit and edible plants to make cakes and jellies for later. Serviceberry wine can also be made.

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Baker's Violet Viola bakeri

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walkwithbears

Date

April 29, 2019 02:25 PM MDT

Description

Beautiful early spring flowers...
Baker's Violet found here in an open Jeffrey Pine and Singleleaf Pinyon Pine mixed forest, on the eastern edge of the Sierra's.
The leaves and the flowers are tasty right off of the plant, and can be saved for later.

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Bitterbrush Purshia tridentata

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walkwithbears

Date

April 29, 2019 02:35 PM MDT

Description

Blooming Bitterbrush.

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Mountain Bluebells Mertensia ciliata

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walkwithbears

Date

May 5, 2019 02:42 PM MDT

Description

Spring in the Sierra's.

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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walkwithbears

Date

May 1, 2019 08:36 AM MDT

Description

Near Carson City, Nevada

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Coyote Canis latrans

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walkwithbears

Date

May 5, 2016 11:29 AM MDT

Description

East Walker River, NV

Area is currently managed by Nevada State Parks.

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What

Coyote Canis latrans

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walkwithbears

Date

May 5, 2016 09:06 AM MDT

Description

East Walker River Area

Area was managed by a conservation organization I worked for at the time. Now managed by Nevada State Parks. Set up a Wildlife Cam to see who may pass by.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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walkwithbears

Date

October 12, 2018 06:04 PM MDT

Description

Female Black Bear fishing for Kokanee Salmon at Taylor Creek, CA.

October 12, 2018

Kokanee salmon were "accidentally" introduced into Lake Tahoe in the 1940's. It was several years before the black bears began to seek the spawning salmon as a food source. Over many generations, the knowledge of the salmon was passed along to more and more bears, with many learning by watching.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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walkwithbears

Date

the past

Description

April 1995

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, northeast NC... one of the highest concentrations of black bears in the US, also the place to find the largest black bears in the lower 48.

The largest bear I have ever touched... not that being able to touch bears plays into my appreciation and passion for them. My view on trapping bears for research changed dramatically in 1995. I find it more beneficial to study bears from a distance (which I was already doing elsewhere), and from collecting their hair on natural bear sign for population and DNA research. I almost got "swatted" by this big guy as I was putting a radio collar on him, his front right paw just missing my head. Can't sat I don't blame him.

We were unable to hoist him up on a 500 pound scale, with no tree close enough or large enough to lift him up. Guestimate he weighed in excess of 600 pounds.

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Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos ssp. horribilis

Observer

walkwithbears

Date

the past

Description

Grizzly Bear from Montana GB Project 1991.

Photo taken August 10, 1991.

Part of a backpacking "Wildlands Studies" course taken through San Francisco State University. The professors were outfitter guides from Bozeman, MT. Working with a grizzly bear researcher, we set up camera survey/bait sites in the Madison Range and monitored the movements of 9(+) grizzlies amidst large numbers of elk, and some moose, mule deer, mountain goats, American pikas, and more. There were several occasions when we had to wait for the grizzlies to leave an area before we moved in to set up camera sites. This was back when survey (film) cameras and battery packs were installed in protective army ammo boxes. We also checked out the Yellowstone area. Two sibling grizzlies, male and female (light colored grizzly is the female) hung out together. They were about 3-4 years old.

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