MOOSE Wyo. — A ravenous black bear was spotted munching the last of the season’s hawthorne berries in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) this weekend just off Moose-Wilson road.
The Moose-Wilson Corridor is dominated by hawthorn and chokecherry shrubs. The berries on these shrubs provide an essential food source for bears who are beginning to enter “hyperphagia,” a time when bears increase their feeding to gain the fat reserves necessary for hibernation.
The Moose-Wilson Corridor can be a sweet spot for wildlife spotting as they forage on the seasonally abundant natural foods this fall.