Notices, Workshops & Rides: Radio show 'Nature Boy Postponed
Due to technical problems in producing my radio show, I need to postpone the weekly show until the new year. I want to thank all of you who have told me how much they like the show and I look forward to getting back on the air.
In the meantime, I want to pass on this link to a webcam in Churchill, Manitoba where I used to work as a naturalist guide. The news is that Polar bears are now congregating! Soon they will all head out on the ice of Hudson Bay for a winter of seal hunting. The weather is dipping into the minus 20 C, which is good for ice formation and the bears, as they hover around waiting for the ice to thicken enough to support their weight. ( They are the largest land carnivore on earth!) Approx. 1000 bears live in the Bay, which is a 1/20th to 1/30th of the world's population. Soon they will go out to the Bay, so take the opportunity to watch them 'live' while you can. It's lots of fun and very educational studying them from the comfort of your home.
This time of year the huge males can be seen casually 'sparring' - In April across the arctic ice these males will meet again, but with added vigour, as they compete for the females. This species does not 'hibernate' in the winter-they thrive!
(Click website below)
Refresh your hummingbird feeders!
photo by D.Anderson, Baffin Is.(I drove the Zodiac!)