Yellow Morel


My best find while hiking today.


also found one bear mom and her cub,


…3 Scarlet Tanager - a very dramatically pretty bird.


also, the Indigo Buntings are back.


By “found,” do you mean stumbled upon? I didn’t think mama bears appreciated that much.


At a little distance. There is a semi-swampy area near a mountain ridge lake/pond that is a bear hot-spot. She knew I was watching but wasn’t a threat. I waved and said “Goodbye. Have a nice day”


Sounds like you missed a golden opportunity for a baby bear selfie. You never have another chance like that.