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Mama Bear and Cubs

Please take down all bird feeders, including hummer feeders. Feed pets indoors. Clean up after domestic animals immediately after they eat. Keep trash locked away until trash day morning. Lock BBQ grills away when not in use. Beware of cooking “odoriferous” foods with windows and doors open. Protect domesticated animals (goats, chickens, etc.) with electrified fences. And, as we move into the summer season, pick &/or pick up, any ripe fruit on your land/in your yard. Please keep this mama bear and her cubs wild. Do not approach them. Do not feed them. Their lives depend on us.

Thank you!

Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative

Mama Bear and Cubs

Please take down all bird feeders, including hummer feeders. Feed pets indoors. Clean up after domestic animals immediately after they eat. Keep trash locked away until trash day morning. Lock BBQ grills away when not in use. Beware of cooking “odoriferous” foods with windows and doors open. Protect domesticated animals (goats, chickens, etc.) with electrified fences. And, as we move into the summer season, pick &/or pick up, any ripe fruit on your land/in your yard. Please keep this mama bear and her cubs wild. Do not approach them. Do not feed them. Their lives depend on us.

Thank you!

Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative

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Los Alamos Bear Festival

Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative was represented at the Bear Festival on August 24. The event was great and well-attended! The event was hosted at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. At the SMBC table, we discussed bear safety, hiking with predators, and how not to feed bears.

Two volunteers at the SMBC table in Los Alamos

Vendors and face painters, along with other bear safety organizations were represented, and bear safety demonstrations were given by wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak.

Article and FB Post

Scientific American has this article about the pinon and it’s potential  in the western US.  A lot of the climate change impacts on nature are seen here before most places,  although this article  also suggests that the fluctuation in trees could be due to previous abundance.  

In this post, a bear attempts to get into a trash can in Los Alamos County.  A bear-resistant trash can stops her,  and may well save her life!