“I sustain myself with the love of family.”
― Maya Angelou

A short post this morning introducing you to “Sleeping Bear.”

Lincoln’s favorite national park is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Michigan, and he witnessed this little Sleeping Bear on his first day as a research tech. How cool is that? Directly from the big city of Chicago to the interior of the badlands! He was quite excited and still is in awe and appreciation of the opportunity to be in this wild and beautiful landscape!

She was only hours old when we found her on March 19th, but we were not able to confirm if she was a she until the day of this image, March 28th and AFTER hiking OFF the top of Buck Hill into the Badlands! Like mountain goats we went down, an hour later, came back up!

Here is how the NPS describes Sleeping Bear Dunes:
“Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.”

In this image is Sleeping Bear’s sire, Mystery, to the left, and her very loving and protective momma, Raven.

Have an awesome day! I’m headed out to catch the early dawn light and rumor has it there is a new baby to be found! 

Thanks, as always, for your amazing support and encouragement!