I didn’t see him, but it probably is a good thing that our latest guest came after all the others departed….  One black bear male (no ear tags, so likely male) ambling along the front porch mid afternoon.  Apparently he casually checked the toys, the chairs, the breakfast table…went in a civilized fashion down the stairs and inspected the peach tree (not ripe yet, apparently) and headed off to the vineyard for an afternoon snack, or possibly for a nap in our trees.

Something about this! They routinely come through at night, probably about twice a week. But the daytime visits, while not uncommon, are less frequent.