Dandelion hunting in Banff National Park

In Banff National Park’s Bow Valley, the dandelions are among the first flowers to come into bloom in large patches.  This draws the bears as it has to taste delicious compared to the other vegetarian items on their spring menu.  I spied this young grizzly bear mowing through one of these patches that was along the train tracks.  I always worry about the trains rolling through the park as they continue to have wildlife impacts. But during the short time I watched this bear grazing, no trains came by and no other distractions interrupted this bear’s snack.

Eventually she strode up the little hill, along the rails for a minute, gave me a quick look and then continued down the other side and into the woods.


10 responses

  1. Amazing photos!!!

    July 4, 2017 at 7:32 am

    • Thank you Jess!

      July 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      • I just started blogging myself so this is all new to me but I enjoy animals and outdoors and look forward to seeing your work!

        July 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

  2. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin.

    June 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

  3. The second last one is the best.

    June 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm

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  5. Nice pictures.

    June 30, 2017 at 12:32 am

  6. daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

    June 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm

  7. I saw bears feasting on berries when visiting Banff–they roamed and ate in groups. It was quite a sight. They were so busy they found passersby of minimal interest. Most people stayed in their cars…attractive, impressive creatures!

    June 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm

  8. Reblogged this on Le Bien-Etre au bout des Doigts.

    June 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

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