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  • More on Black Bears

    September 29, 2013Nature
    Author: David S. Thomson DVM

    The Black Bear talk last Wednesday evening was a real success. Ralph Taylor from MassWildlife spoke to 40 or 50 of us at the Forbes Library about black bear biology, behavior, and interactions with humans. Black bears are native to this area. During the 1800s…


  • Our Neighbor, the Black Bear

    September 10, 2013Nature
    Author: David S. Thomson DVM

    Free presentation on Wednesday, September 25th, 7:00 PM at the Forbes Library in Northampton. Do you ever wonder about the presence of black bears in our neighborhoods? How do you stay safe, and how can we keep the bears safe? Riverbend’s Dr. Christina White has…


  • Condor 03

    October 13, 2012Nature
    Author: David S. Thomson DVM

    Last September with two friends, Annie and I backpacked for nine days in the Grand Canyon. We took a little-known route we discovered 25 years ago, off the North Rim, down Cranberry Canyon, over the Redwall to the Colorado River, and then back up through…


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