American black bear: US Fish & Wildlife Service photo
American black bear: US Fish & Wildlife Service photoCourtesy Public domain via Wikimedia
During lean winters, when I was growing up in Duluth, we'd often have black bears wander into our neighborhood in search of food. I can remember several times watching them out our back window clattering through our garbage cans. Well, now you, too, can watch bears from the comfort of your home. The den cam at the North American Bear Center website is focused on Lily, a three-year-old black bear (Ursus americanus) in her den located near Ely, Minnesota. Lily is expected to give birth sometime this month, so it might be interesting to check back often and maybe catch the event. (Be aware that you have to endure a sponsor clip before the webcam kicks in). There's also plans to place a second webcam ourside so you can watch the family both inside and outside the den.

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