Under the Wire

Bear with me on this one


August 10, 2023

“Under The Wire” columns quite often generate some very interesting responses. Most notable recently is one from “Jean.”

She emailed a most fascinating response to my “Miller Moth” column from a few weeks ago.

Her husband remembered reading about millers in Yellowstone National Park being eaten by, of all things, bears. The harvest takes place in August, according to the article taken from a book by Fred Bear, evidently a well-known outdoorsman and archer.

According to this article, bears climb high above timberline in the Park to feed on moths who have migrated from far off farm lands.

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