As I social distance myself from others like Tina Fey (the bear of course) on the river, I’ve had free time to rekindle my passion for drawing! I enjoy pastels because they are colorful and messy in a fun way. I find the McNeil River bears to be especially thrilling to draw, as I adoreContinue reading “BEAR ART”
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Bear With Me
Greetings, Bear Lovers! Together we have raised $220 for Friends of McNeil River! I sent the donation today in hopes that they can utilize it for good and defeat the evil industry of greed and planetary destruction. I still have a goal of raising $500 for them, and if you know me I don’t likeContinue reading “Bear With Me”
Using the Planet With Purpose
In my last post I talked about using our planet in a cleaner more deliberate way. Today I want to talk about how to do that. For the record, these are the things that I do personally. I am asking you, the reader to consider these things, and do what’s right for you. A lotContinue reading “Using the Planet With Purpose”
What is a Glitter GRRL?
What is a Glitter GRRL? Glitter GRRLs (and of course GUYS) share a sparkly zest for adventure, making the most of life’s experiences. With the heart of a mama bear, they love and protect our beautiful planet. Is adventure calling? ALWAYS. You’ll find them soaking up nature’s essence, fueling their souls, and enriching the spirit.Continue reading “What is a Glitter GRRL?”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better,” ~Albert Einstein Since the beginning of art, nature has been the inspiration. Early cave paintings depict animals, fire, and the early people interacting with their natural world. Flip through any art history book and you will find still life paintings of flowers and fruit. In theContinue reading “Look Deep”
Bears. Salmon. McNeil River, Alaska.
Question: What kind of bear is best? That’s a ridiculous question. The McNeil bear is the coolest kind of bear. Fact: Bears eat salmon. Bears. Salmon. McNeil River, Alaska. Let’s go over a few facts about the proposed Pebble Mine in true Dwight Schrute fashion. The industrial port and road of the Pebble Mine wouldContinue reading “Bears. Salmon. McNeil River, Alaska.”
Sometimes we’re all a little less than put together. I call this the HOT MESS collection. Let’s start it off the Bearded Lady. Did you know that you can identify a bear’s gender by how it pees? The ladies pee cleanly out the back, and the dude bears pee all over. Is it safe toContinue reading “Bloopers”
Adorable Tiny Bears
One morning Trucker was out having her morning tea at the bear overlook at camp. I was walking around camp taking pictures of fireweed in the morning light and dew. I approached the cabin and Trucker was walking towards me with wide eyes making hand signals. She was trying to tell Beth the biologist thatContinue reading “Adorable Tiny Bears”
Why Should I Care About Bears?
Hell Hath Fury (another one of our badass roller derby pals) compiled a list of Alaska happenings during the Summer of 2019. Here in Alaska:▪️Our state is on fire▪️Hottest summer on record, ever▪️Whales are washing up dead▪️Mortality events of sea birds on our islands▪️Entire coastal villages are being moved due to erosion from permafrost melt▪️GlaciersContinue reading “Why Should I Care About Bears?”
Meet the Bears
We have to be careful not to anthropomorphize bears because they are wild creatures after all. The bears, however, have been nicknamed by biologists based on distinguishing features or behaviors. Nicknames make them easier to track and observe their behavior over the years. Each bear has a personality, or shall we say URSAnality of theirContinue reading “Meet the Bears”