OSHER is offering a new course called Black Bears: Things You Might Want to Know.
Was that noise you heard in your garbage can just a raccoon or something considerably larger? This course will examine our region's largest omnivore. Vermont and New Hampshire have two of the nation's densest black bear populations and we'll look at bear-human interaction and hear from the director or NH Fish & Game Department's Black Bear Project, as well as experts on bear physiology and the animal's unique place in Native American culture.
Steve Tofel has been fascinated by bears since his parents took him to Yellowstone National Park at age 9. Since moving to the Upper Valley in 2009 he has taken advantage of one of the densest bear populations in the country to observe these intriguing creatures.
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