Black Bears in Leelanau: Indoor Talk — Saturday February 20, 10:00 am
What do you know about Leelanau’s black bears? Sometime in April they will be emerging from their winter lethargy and begin scouting around for mostly a plant-based diet to replenish their depleted energy reserves. With luck you might spot one on your Leelanau hiking adventures and will learn that they pose no danger to hikers. When frightened even a mother bear with cubs will just send her babies up a tree and come back later to get them. Black bears and other northern wildlife species that live in Leelanau remind us what a fabulous, biologically diverse, area we share with those species that were here first. Learn more about black bears from docent Ann McInnis who will share a power point program developed by the Wildlife Research Institute in Minnesota.
This is an indoor talk that will be held at the Leelanau Conservancy office at 105 N First street in Leland.