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Rascally bears break our weather station, repeatedly

Sometimes, the bears just win! That seems to be the verdict after months of repeatedly repairing a weather station installed among the giant sequoia as part of our Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. Researchers Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter installed a wildlife camera at our Giant Forest study site and caught the rascally black bears in action.

See a want-to-be circus bear go swinging from the weather station and tearing it to shreds:

Watch a mother black bear and her cub make a rough inspection of the weather station:

Hear the researchers’ perspective on trying to study climate change with help from some bad news bears:

To learn more about what we have learned so far through our Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative, click here.

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About Emily Burns

Emily joined Save the Redwoods League as the Director of Science in 2010 after studying redwood forest ecology for seven years.

Robert Earle's 'Sunset Through The Redwoods', honorable mention in the 2013 Know Wonder Photo Contest.

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