“If I wanted any changes on ‘Big Bertha,’ Dana gave me options. Dana knew what I needed so there weren’t many questions. Thank you for your understanding.”
This area in Alaska had a big influence on my writing the ‘Alaska Animal Tails’ series. This land is isolated with Bering Glacier on its east, Malaspina Glacier to its west, the Bagley Icefield and Robinson Mountains in the north, and the Gulf of Alaska to its south. The Brown Bear and Eagle rule here with less than twenty residents of humans on its shores.
This is the story of Alaska’s largest Beaver Colony in the Cape Yakataga foothills. The Matriarch of this Colony is Big Bertha: she is brave, old, and wise. Bertha is training her daughter Dandelion to be the next Matriarch. Bertha is the leader of this grand colony of beaver of extraordinary size. Her leadership in building and maintaining its dams and lodges plus the training of its future leaders is the key to its success. The Main Colony has grown to its limit and a second colony will need to be started. Where to build this Second Colony and who should its Leader be is up to Bertha.