JACKSON, Wyo. — The Moose-Wilson Corridor sure is the sweet spot for wildlife as they forage on seasonally abundant, natural foods this fall.
Recently, local photographer Karyn Schiller captured a bear enjoying some berries along the roadway.
The Moose-Wilson Corridor is dominated by hawthorn and chokecherry shrubs. The berries on these shrubs provide an important 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. Berry production along the Moose-Wilson Road has been significant this year, which presents an abundant natural food source for bears and other wildlife.