This Week in Churchill
It’s Polar Bear Week, our annual awareness event timed to coincide with the fall gathering of polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Canada. Chilled winds and dustings of snow have firmed the tundra under foot, but there is still no sign of sea ice on the bay. Polar bears are moving into the area in anticipation of the return of their sea ice hunting grounds—eager to catch a substantial meal after over four months of fasting on land. Last week our staff also spotted a scampering Arctic fox and a surprise blue heron surveying the coast, well outside of its normal range.