Update: Kyle Testerman, from CT’s DEEP Wildlife Division, stepped in on short notice to save the evening when the scheduled speaker was unable to attend. Over 100 attendees learned about the natural history of black bears, current research efforts, and practical recommendations for co-existing with them. For example, please don’t leave tempting food sources such as garbage cans and bird seed within their reach!
Join us for a presentation on black bears in Connecticut sponsored by Bloomfield Leisure Services, Bloomfield Senior Services, and the Wintonbury Land Trust.
- A fascinating multimedia presentation in the new Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center
- Light refreshments will be served
- Question and answer period
- Rides provided for seniors who need transportation through Bloomfield Senior Services at 860.243.8361
- Preregister for free with Bloomfield Leisure Services online as refreshments will be served, or call 860.243.2923 for more details
Paul Colburn, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist and avid outdoorsman, will focus on the natural history of black bears and current research efforts. He will provide an overview of their habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction and use black bear artifacts to help dispel myths and common misunderstandings. Paul also will share practical recommendations for optimum co-existence with our black bear neighbors.