Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2012 4:42 pm
BLACK BEARS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Join us for this Easthampton Cultural Council funded project, on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.
Instructor: Ralph Taylor - District Manager MassWildlife Connecticut Valley Wildlife District
The black bear, once rare in Massachusetts, is back! The estimated Bay State population of this bruin is now thought to be well over 2,000...and is growing. Join MassWildlife Connecticut Valley Wildlife District Manager Ralph Taylor for an informational talk about the history and natural history of this large mammal, now commonly seen in the Northampton area. Learn about the research that MassWildlife biologists have been conducting over the past three decades through a slide/lecture presentation. Ralph will also discuss best practices to reduce conflicts between bears and humans. This program is in conjunction with the 2012 Easthampton Bear Fest and is free, thanks to a grant from the Easthampton Cultural Council.
Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries and MassWildlife
For more information please contact Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary