Description Black bears prefer forested and shrubby areas, but use wet meadows, high tidelands, ridgetops, burned areas, riparian areas, agricultural fields, and avalanche chutes. They also frequent swampy hardwood and conifer forests. Black bears sometimes hibernate during winter and may build dens in tree cavities, under logs or rocks, in banks, caves, or culverts, and in shallow depressions. After emerging from their winter dens in spring, they seek carion from winter-killed animals and new shoots of many plant species, especially wetland plants. In mountainous areas, they seek southerly slopes at lower elevations for forage and move to northerly and easterly slopes at higher elevations as summer progresses. Black bears use dense cover for hiding and thermal protection, as well as for bedding. They climb trees to escape danger and use forested areas as travel corridors.
Beverly Turner, Jackson Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Always searching for beauty! Photography has opened my eyes to a new way to experience the wonders of nature. I love the great outdoors and everthing that Mother Nature has to offer.
Photography and digital art is more than a hobby for me. It's a passion, the way I capture and enjoy life.
I find photography as a way of expressing our artistry and creativeness.
I like to photograph things that catch my eye and touch my soul, so you will see a little of everything in my gallery. I hope you enjoy my photo's as much as I've enjoyed the journey.