Earthfire Stories

Huckleberry Bear Bear • Photo by Michael Stillwater

Bear den in an enclosure for rescued bears
Last Push Before Winter

Our very sleepy and seasonably plump bears recently settled in for their long winter’s nap, but that doesn’t mean work on their new gardens has slowed down. The landscapers are...

Grizzly bear sitting in front of a waterfall

We all know the look. It’s the same look a child has when they’ve been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Many of us have seen cute viral...

Grizzly bear laying on his stomach in the snow
Installing Deadfall for Enrichment

Fall is in the air and Mother Nature has already given us our first dusting of snow here in the valley. The days are shorter and cooler, so the construction...

Grizzly bear swimming in a manmade pond
A River (Will) Run Through It

We are already four months into construction on our new Bear Gardens, which means we are approximately halfway through the build. Construction is scheduled for completion by January 1! The...

Baby chipmunk being fed with a syringe by a wildlife rehabilitator
Outfoxed By a Chipmunk

She came to us tiny, cold, and limp, a baby chipmunk barely a few weeks old. Prospects didn’t seem good. But it is amazing what warmth and tiny doses of...

Red ant on a leaf

Yesterday, I had a conversation with an ant. A tiny little red one. Well, maybe it wasn’t a conversation, as it was sort of one-way, but I enjoyed it. Most...

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