This Week in Churchill
As we kick off this year’s polar bear season in Churchill, Canada, yellow willow leaves and auburn-tinted lichens blanket the tundra—and a fresh dusting of snow fell over the weekend.
It’s been great to reconnect with friends in the community as we set up the Polar Bear Cams and prep for our fall research and outreach—laying the groundwork for another exciting polar bear migration season.
Out on the tundra, our staff has seen snowy owls, a gyrfalcon, and a few sleepy bears resting on rocky shorelines and in kelp beds. Bear activity will pick up as temperatures drop and the bears gather in anticipation of freeze-up on Hudson Bay.
If you’re planning to visit Churchill in person this year, Polar Bears International House, our public interpretive center, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through November 20th. We hope you’ll stop by to learn about the bears and meet our team.