Grizzly Mother and Cubs Foraging on the Beach

watching grizzly bears rolling rocks

This photo could be from this time of the year because Grizzly Bear Lodge starts their wildlife tours in mid-May however the cubs are a little large so I would make it mid-June. In the early spring the bears are on the beach to turnover rocks. This inter-tidal zone “food” is high in protein and is made up of crab, clams, barnacles, amphipods and other tiny invertebrates. The “beach food” is important because berries are relatively scarce during spring and bears will continue to loose weight until well into June.