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Connecticut’s Black Bears and Tips for Optimum Coexistence

July 11 @ 6:00 pm


With bear populations on the rise and encounters with humans increasing, wildlife expert Paul Colburn will join us to provide a history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of their habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Paul will also provide practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts will be shared with the audience. This event is FREE and open to the public at Essex Library, 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT.

About Paul Colburn: Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. Paul is a dedicated advocate for wildlife and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others. He is particularly focused on teaching the basics of living responsibly with wildlife. Paul has provided hundreds of wildlife presentations for a wide variety of public and private organizations in all corners of the state. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.


July 11
6:00 pm
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Essex Library Association
(860) 767-1560
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Essex, CT 06426 United States
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