KNPS volunteers recently discovered a small black bear hibernating in a cavity in a large poplar tree near Jimmy Russell Road. Below are some photographs of the tree, the cavity and the lump of fur that we believe is the bear.
Marty stands beside the cottonwood in the riparian area along Jimmy Russell Road.
We taped a camera to a pole to get a shot inside the hole.
A young, probably female, black bear, snoozing the winter away in its den.