At dawn and dusk for a few spring weeks, Grizzly Bears come down from the high country to visit marshy lowlands. One might think that they come for the skunk cabbage — apparently not. It seems that the attraction is the water parsnip. The roots of this plant are edible for a short time before it flowers. Grizzlies know this.
Two Grizzly Bears feast on what is likely the fresh roots of the water parsnip.
A bear stands to sniff the air when it is curious about something.