The following comes from Deb Read, aka Wild Wise Sooke. Click her Facebook post below to follow her directly.
“The berries are out and ripening. If a diet of garbage and compost birdseed and pet foods (human food sources) is not available, Bears will head back into the forest. Now that wild fruit is more readily available, we can expects bears that haven’t become garbageholics (habituated) will be drawn back to traditional food sources for the rest of the summer. Be sure there are no an unnatural food sources available in your yard for hungry bears!”
- Bear Aware Reminder: Garbage management, bylaws, and fines
- Fifth bear killed in Sooke
- Recent bear kills (4) attributed to human-generated attractants
- As fruit ripens, non-habituated bears will move into the forests
- Increased bear sightings, what you need to know, and how to keep bears alive
- Bear sightings at Potholes, between parking lots 3 and 2
- How bears communicate (Video)
- A sure sign of spring for residents of Sooke is the return of bears.
- Bear in Area signs emerge from hibernation