Black bears need to eat 20,000 calories a day to fatten up for hibernation. That’s equivalent to 672 acorns, 78 pounds of blueberries and almost 25,000 tent caterpillars. With temperatures warming, a number of bears will be coming out of hibernation for a mid-winter snack. Please ensure that bear boxes are closed tight and bear etiquette is being practiced.
Photo Credit: Tom Knudsen