So intense is their appetite now that they may wander far and wide to find the extra rations they need. They’re also apt to take more risks, such as venturing near homes and campgrounds or crossing busy highways.
No surprise, then, that reports often pop up at this time of year of black bears roaming neighborhoods and backyards, leaving in their wake destroyed bird feeders and rummaged-through garbage cans.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be new on Sunday. Rising in the east are Venus, shortly before sunrise; Mars, just before midnight; Jupiter, at sunset; and Saturn, just after dark. Mercury is not visible now.
Charles Seabrook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.