The coming of spring brings blue skies, warming temperatures, and a transition from white to green. The first to arrive are the birds.
The small critters show up next. They have been denned up for the winter and
the warm weather brings them out.
Last of all come the Hibernators. (Amphibian and Mammalian).
We have taken down the winter birdfeeders, but the hungry bears still need to check to make sure. This female showed up with her three yearling cubs.
These cubs have been with their mother since late last winter and are just about ready to go out on their own. Mom will soon shoo them out of her territory and be ready to mate again. That’s probably why this male has been hanging around. The female will not tolerate him around the cubs, but he usually shows up sniffing around an hour or so after the female and the cubs.