Our local bears, who just recently were so fit and slim, have got the bellies now, similar bear bellies, - it is the season of readily accessible food abundance.
Today on of them have stopped by on a helicopter landing ground near our ranger station. Apparently he thinks that crowberries are tastier here, even though they are covering everything around, I haven't ever seen a harvest as heavy as this year! In some places several layers of the berries are laying on the ground and it is difficult to walk: the "carpet" is too rich. As I walk I can feel how hundreds of berries explode under the soles of my shoes.
From a single point it is easy to gather a medium basket to eat, and you won't even need to move around. I am wondering if volcanic ash from Kizimen eruption this winter have such a wholesome effect on the soil...