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.

Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.