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Sometimes those automated cameras that are set up deep inside parks show some interesting visitors. At the Modini Ingalls Ecological Preserve and Mayacamas Mountains Sanctuary, the 1,750-acre preserve  northeast of Healdsburg, an Audubon Canyon Ranch motion-sensor camera captured this shot of a black bear at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31.

The land, which has been owned by the Modini and Ingalls families for more than a century and was donated to the Audubon group, will never be developed and is intended to be a permanent sanctuary for native plants and wildlife. In addition to bears, mountain lions and bobcats and golden eagles are also frequently spotted there.

Photo credit: Audubon Canyon Ranch


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