Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple presents the natural history of the black bear in Connecticut. Learn about their changing habitat as well as their diet and reproduction cycle. Delve into the popular misconceptions regarding animal behavior. Apple provides personal observations and practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with the black bear population.
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UPDATE MARCH 11, 3:00 PM: This program will be held as scheduled. If you are planning to attend please practice safe and healthy habits.
IMPORTANT: Governor Lamont declared a state of emergency Tuesday, March 10, and this may impact certain programs and activities offered by the Library. Attendees who register in advance for programs will receive an email alert regarding program changes. Program updates are also posted on the Library's website and Facebook page.
NOTE: Earlier in the week this program was relocated from Granby Public Library to Salmon Brook Park House, 215 Salmon Brook Street, Granby. After entering the Park, bear left at the fork and follow the road to the large parking lot next to the Park House. Enter the building and turn right to enter the Gathering Room.
Sponsored by Granby Public Library and Granby Land Trust.
About the presenter:
A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations.
Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural.
A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted over a decade ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
She is a member of the Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions, on the Board of Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS), volunteers regularly with the Barkhamsted Historical Commission and maintains the Town's Facebook page. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties and fundraisers.