Bears, Birds and Beware of Snakes

  • [Photo by Bill Buchroeder]

    [Photo by Bill Buchroeder]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

Have you heard the tale of Elizabeth and the three bears? On May 4, Pine Mountain Club’s quilting and lace-making wizard Liz Buchroeder walked outside at about 2:20 p.m. She saw three bears visiting her neighborhood. Her husband took some quick photos and sent them out to friends. It is a reminder that the the kindest things humans can do for their wild neighbors is to leave them wild.

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Wildflowers were not spectacular this year, but fun to see. Snakes and bears are out now too.

These three sibling bears were born last year. This year they visited the cabin of Bill and Liz Buchroeder in Pine Mountain Club, and many other neighbors. Don’t leave anything edible out for bears. A fed bear is a dead bear.

Red Tail Hawk in Lockwood Valley. They eat snakes

The FFA students from FMHS invited all students from FPS to their school for a morning of farm day activities. There was a greenhouse, games, goats, rabbits, chickens, a duck, face painting and plastic gloves to simulate milking a cow. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves! –Michelle Penner, FPS

Frazier Mountain High School’s Future Farmers of America students were creative in finding a way to give Frazier Park Elementary School students a “pretend” cow-milking experience. They used plastic gloves to simulate milking a cow.
–Michelle Penner, FPS

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