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Merry Christmas!

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This  Black Bear cub and I wish you the happiest of holidays! May the magic of  natural discoveries enrich your life today and every day.

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36 responses

  1. acmlp1@aol.com

    Thank you for a year of fascinating posts andluck you – to hold that bear cub!Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2018 at 7:58 am

  2. Carolie Frazer

    Merry Christmas! I send you and your family all good wishes for 2019.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

  3. tomandmeganshear

    Merry Christmas, Mary!

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    December 24, 2018 at 8:02 am

  4. Suzanne Weinberg

    Please let’s get the story of that cuddle in your next post! All the best to you, Mary.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:07 am

  5. Phil Fitzpatrick

    May your many kacrs of kindness be returned to you in the coming year. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Mary.

    Phil

    December 24, 2018 at 8:11 am

  6. Brenda Skillin

    The happiest of Christmases to you , your daughter and her family.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:18 am

  7. Henry Holland

    Wonderful picture, Mary. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Henry and Krystal

    December 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

  8. Stein

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Health and happiness to you all.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

  9. Mary, I wish you the best this Christmas for you and your family. May the New Year bring you Peace and Joy! With much love from Canada.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

  10. Birdlady

    A Merry Christmas to you Mary and thank you for all your wonderful stories, photos and information…you make my day. Jo-Ann

    December 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

  11. Alice Pratt

    Merry Christmas to you, Mary and The Black Bear Cub and Greta and Sadie, Otis and Lily Piper…….and I’d really like to know how and why you got to snuggle that cubby!

    December 24, 2018 at 8:22 am

  12. Allan Berggren

    lotta claws for an infant

    December 24, 2018 at 8:23 am

  13. With gratitude – and very best wishes to you.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:23 am

  14. Gaylee Amend

    Happy Holidays to you, Mary, and to your beautiful little family, not least the new bear. You bring a unique joy with knowledgable lore to our homes. We trust you to see what we would miss. Here’s to comfort and blessings for you and yours now and onward. GA

    December 24, 2018 at 8:29 am

  15. May the joy and peace of this season be with you and your family. What a lovely picture of you and baby bear!

    December 24, 2018 at 8:37 am

  16. Kathie Coburn

    merry merry Christmas Mary
    thank you for you
    you are a gift to all curious nature lovers
    Kathie

    December 24, 2018 at 8:40 am

  17. Eliot Stanley/& Julia Adams

    We commend you Mary on your wonderful appreciation of nature, which brightens our days.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:48 am

  18. Evergreen Erb

    Merry Christmas to you Mary! And Joyous Solstice also. Your page each day is a gift every day of the year. Thank you so much for doing it! Evergreen in Jericho is grateful.

    December 24, 2018 at 8:58 am

  19. Betty Gatewood

    Mary! What an amazing photo from an amazing naturalist! Hope to see you in 2019!

    December 24, 2018 at 9:03 am

  20. Judy Yocom

    Today’s photo is a treasure, Mary. Like you! Happy family times ahead, Judy

    December 24, 2018 at 9:16 am

  21. Richard Tingblad

    Mary, you bring us joy every day, both with your blog and with your blog and your book (which I read every day). Peace and joy to all of you and the critters.

    December 24, 2018 at 9:27 am

  22. Susie Peters

    …and to you, Merry Mary, Cuddling Bear-y, for all you bring to us through the year! ❤🐻❤ Susie

    On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 7:56 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” This Black Bear cub and I wish you the happiest of > holidays! May the magic of natural discoveries enrich your life today and > every day. Naturally Curious posts will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd. > Naturally Curious is supported by donations. If yo” >

    December 24, 2018 at 10:17 am

  23. Wendy Weiger

    Merry Christmas to you too! Enjoy your well-deserved break. And thank you for all you do to enrich our lives throughout the year!

    December 24, 2018 at 10:23 am

  24. Ruth Anne Biron

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for the beauty and knowledge that you share with us through your posts. All the best to you and your family in 2019.

    December 24, 2018 at 10:38 am

  25. Audrey Sallese

    Thank you for the pleasure you give year-round.

    December 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

  26. Ainsley Donaldson

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, human and otherwise. Looking forward to a new year filled with your marvelous pictures and commentary!

    December 24, 2018 at 11:17 am

  27. Nora

    Thanks you for supporting life, including mine with your lovely work.

    December 24, 2018 at 12:07 pm

  28. Caroline Demaio

    Thank you, Mary for all of your wonderful posts and photos. This is wonderful!

    December 24, 2018 at 12:15 pm

  29. Dianne Wright

    That is so heart warming, many blessings, Mary!

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    December 24, 2018 at 12:27 pm

  30. Jim Tucker

    Thank you so much for your constant sharing of you love for our natural things!

    December 24, 2018 at 12:32 pm

  31. Guy Stoye

    Pretty cute couple, Mary. Have a safe and healthy ’19

    December 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm

  32. Char Delabar

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    December 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm

  33. Betsy Aminata Barstow

    Hello Mary, Merry Christmas! I am curious about the bear cub. Was it abandoned? Have a happy new year! Best, Betsy Barstow  

    December 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm

  34. Just curious! How did you come by this tiny bear cub?  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both of you and all your creatures far and near.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    December 24, 2018 at 8:18 pm

  35. Awh! How sweet! Merry Christmas! Enjoy Your Beautiful Wondrous! Natural Wildlife Day! You do so much good in this world! 🙂 ❤

    December 25, 2018 at 2:52 am

  36. Merry Christmas

    December 25, 2018 at 3:08 am

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