Black Bear Eating Northern Groundcone
- Black Bear Eating Northern Groundcone is a video showing a bear digging for and eating the tubers of a Northern Groundcone Boschniakia rossica in Juneau Alaska in late October.
- For information on Brown Bears eating Northern Groundcone look at /sites/default/files/Sorum2013_KodiakBrownBear_BehaviorSpecificResourceSelection_Thesis.pdf
- Of interest in the above thesis it was stated that "A surprising finding of our study was the prevalence of the northern groundcone in the late autumn diet of brown bears on Kodiak Island. To our knowledge, our study is the first to document use of northern groundcone exceeding 25% digestible dry matter for any brown bear population, however, we caution quantitative interpretation of these results due to a small number of individuals in our diet sample at that time of the year (n = 6)."
- Also look at https://onthetrailsjuneau.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/plants-that-arent-green/
- And also look at https://www.naturebob.com/northern-groundcone and https://vimeo.com/342081896
- The tubers of this plant may help control cancer look at /sites/default/files/Refuge_Notebook_v19_n40.pdf