Christopher Tozier is the author of Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, the award-winning, middle-grade fantasy series set in the wilds of central Florida and published by Pineapple Press. He was selected as a 2011 State of Florida Artist Fellowship recipient and his poetry has appeared widely.
Here are some photos of a Florida black bear cub that was born this spring. She (or he) was up in the pine tree because an unleashed dog chased her. Last year's bears got in trouble because people were hand-feeding them and they became accustomed to people. Now the mother is dead and the cubs are relocated. Please do not feed bears!