Lost with the settlement of Ohio’s primeval wilderness, the Black Bear is attempting a comeback in Ohio after a 150-year absence. Discover the “bear facts” about Ohio’s largest mammal during Geauga Park District’s upcoming Black Bears Returning Home program on Sunday, January 13th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center.
Chief Naturalist John Kolar will share his knowledge on this topic through illustrations, tracks, pelts and other hands-on activities, and be prepared to answer any questions you might have. Registration is not required to attend. Please come early and tour the nature center! Daily hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Did you know the Black Bear is an Ohio Endangered Species? The Division of Wildlife estimates a population of only 50 to 100 resident bears in the state! Should you see a bear, it could live nearby or just be passing through the area. Please let Geauga Park District know of any sightings on park property by calling our Ranger Department via the Sheriff’s Office at 440-286-1234.
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