Grizzlies head to the hills — for moths

By | August 6, 2015

The Hungry Horse News reports that the dinner bell is ringing high in the Mission Mountains, and grizzly bears are heeding the call. Every year in July, cutworm moths migrate from the plains toward the alpine highlands of the Mission Mountains, where the moths feed on late-blooming alpine wildflowers. Grizzly bears follow. The moths provide grizzlies with the highest source of protein available – even higher than feeding on deer. Grizzlies also feed on the moths in Glacier National Park, though the Park only closes areas if the bears are close to campgrounds or trails on an as-needed basis. Read the full story here.

 

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