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Journal Index

My husband John and I are two of only a handful of people to camp with grizzly bears on the coast of Katmai National Park in Alaska.  While camping, I write about the bears and other wildlife.  This winter I organized my "grizzly bear journal" into individual stories about the bears.  I've illustrated the text with lots of great photographs.  The photographs enhance the writing, and the writing tells the story behind the pictures.  I hope you enjoy learning about these spectacular bears. -Jessica   (Scroll down for more info)

New Story: Second Trip of 2008 (June)

First Trip of 2008 (May)

Meet the Grizzly Mothers

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Athena

Carol

Queen

Patricia

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Paula

Sharonita

Meet the Grizzly Males

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King

Bob

Zeus

Long Legs

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Grandpa

Racer

Snaggle Tooth

Tank

Meet the Solo Grizzly Females

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Caramel

Dots

Nervous Bear

Meet the Other Wildlife

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"Puffin" Island

The Foxes

Whisper the Wolf

About the Grizzly Bear Journal

I try to learn about animals by approaching them as individuals with distinct personalities, emotions, behaviors, and traits.  I organized last year's writing by individual grizzly bear. This year I am writing chronologically. While studying trends and gathering data about animals as a population (following a scientific model) has a valuable place in learning about animals it doesn't paint a complete picture.  The very process of gathering data excludes learning about the individuality of an animal because individuality is precisely that which does not fit neatly into a quantifiable trend.  By sharing my writing I hope that others will realize that all animals are distinct, intelligent, complex individuals.  If we can as a culture realize that animals are individual, sentient beings we will hopefully realize that animals deserve the same freedom from suffering and violence afforded to humans.  Peaceful coexistence between bears and humans is possible if we only look past the false stereotypes about bears.  I hope you enjoy reading about the bears, foxes and wolves I've encountered in Katmai National Park.  -Jessica