Critically acclaimed photographer, wildlife tracker, and educator, Sue Morse is returning to the Berkshires for two spectacular shows: “Bear with Us! Living with Bears in the North County” at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield on Friday, February 16th at 6:30pm and “The Mysterious Mustelids” at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington on Saturday, February 17th at 6:00pm.
These events are sponsored by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC), Great Barrington Land Conservancy (GBLC), Green Berkshires, Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Sheffield Land Trust (SLT), and Berkshire Community College (BCC).
On Friday, February 16th at 6:30pm at The Robert Boland Theater on BCC’s main campus in Pittsfield, Sue Morse will give a presentation on living with bears. Be prepared for lots of fascinating information on black bear biology and ecology, with emphasis on the field identification of tracks and sign. Sue is excited about this show because it features the most comprehensive discussion of bear scent-marking behaviors, illustrated with dozens of her original images. As for living in harmony with black bears, it’s entirely up to us, as this program will solidly demonstrate. “Bear safety” is achieved largely because of what we do out there, whether it be in the wild or around our home and farmyard. It is more about what we can do to minimize the hazards we pose to bears.