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All About Black Bears

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Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location Ridgefield Park and Recreation Building
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: FREE
Summary:
Did you know that black bears have a complex social network, great memories,and share food. With the population increasing, join us to learn about what makes them tick and how to share their space.
Detailed Description:

The bear population is on the rise in Connecticut.  From Oct. 3, 2016 to Sept. 25, 2017 there has been 22 sightings of Black Bears in Ridgefield.  These animals are far more complex than what most people think.  A long range study in New Hampshire has come up with several amazing factors about the life of a bear.  This program will touch on their physiology, life cycle, and social structure.  You will learn how to handle a bear encounter and things you can do to keep them from destroying your property. 

Our presenter is Donna Roscoe, a long time Discovery Center board member and ex-River Study co-ordinator who is now a New Hampshire Fish and Game Wildlife Stewart and Docent.  The program is based on NHFG's educational presentation on bears with a slight Connecticut twist.  It includes the results of NHFG studies on bear management.  

All Ages Welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Donations Accepted

What to bring:  Your curiosity and willingness to understand your new neighbors.

Location:  Ridgefield Park and Recreation Building, 195 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT

This program is Co-sponsored by Ridgefield Park and Recreation 

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