‘Tis the season for bears, and cubs!
Two neighbors on Aubinwood just reported signs of bears at their bird feeders. We recommend taking down feeders from April 1 to December 1. Jalapeño powder–available at local farm and pet supply stores may keep the bears from consuming the seeds, but they will still be attracted by the scent.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has an informative web site on black bears, their habits, and how to avoid “conflict” with these beautiful but potentially dangerous wild creatures.