Bears in the backyard

By DAVID HULSE

SHOHOLA, PA—The deer and black bears that cavort in her backyard are like outside pets for Tammy Worzel. She and her husband Don keep a photo album of the cubs’ antics, tree climbing, wrestling and chasing their mother about. After all, they’re practically neighbors, since the bears’ den is only stone’s throw from the Worzel home.

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Turning the Page

On the eve of the vernal equinox, a hike in Promised Land State Park in Pennsylvania produced several images of the lingering beauty still present in the winter forest. Before assuming the headlong rush into spring, take time to savor a backward glance at the passing season’s retreat.

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