Just wanted to let all my bears' fans know that I have seen them this spring and they seem happy and healthy. If you would like to know more about each bear and see some pics from the last few years, please scroll down to the asterisks and start there.
For return viewers, here are some brand new pics of Big Mama and her little cub!
And here are some new pics of my beautiful friend Mr. Goodbear.
And lastly, for now, here are some pictures of the amazing Little Sis' - she's one of a kind!
After 30 amazing years in Atlanta, I decided to take a break from the city and visit my Mom and catch up with some friends in Western Mass.. We get an occasional concert here (I saw Herman's Hermits last month!) but the best thing about living here has been the amazing wildlife. I have large windows in my house and I bought a camera so I could take some pictures. There are almost always birds and animals outside my windows - grey squirrels, red squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, skunks, possums (possi?), raccoons and more. I've seen some fantastic birds here as well, including bald eagles, barred owls, Cooper's Hawks and all kinds of sweet songbirds. Lots of screaming but fun blue jays.
I adore all my birds and animals, but I am absolutely smitten with my black bear friends. They are so sweet and adorable! When they smile for the camera, I know you're gonna love them!
This past year (2021) I got to see seven different bears - four adults and three cubs. I only saw the cubs a few times unfortunately but I gave each of the adults a name. The largest one (with the thousand watt smile) I call Big Mama. She is a very friendly and wonderful bear!
When I first met Big Mama, she had two sweet cubs with her. The cubs went out on their own the following year, but one of them stayed in the area. He is a very friendly bear that I call Mr. Goodbear, or Goody. He has something stuck in his paw (see pic) and he has been limping for the last two years. While he doesn't have the 1000W smile of his mother, he is a very sweet and gentle bear. Hope you like these pictures of him!