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.

A black bear feasting on berries at the Moose-Wilson Road. Photo: Karyn Schiller

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.

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