Friday, February 16th at 6:30pm
“Bear with Us! Living with Bears in the North Country”
Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield
Saturday February 17th at 6:00pm
“The Mysterious Mustelids”
Monument Mountain High School, Great Barrington
Critically acclaimed photographer, wildlife tracker, and amazing presenter, 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 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), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Berkshire Community College (BCC).
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 very excited about this show because it offers 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.
The next day, Saturday, February 17th at 6pm Sue Morse will give her “Mysterious Mustelids” presentation at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington. Experience a fun- and fact filled exploration of the world of the Mustelidae—the weasel family. Learn why fishers aren’t cats and ermine aren’t evil. Instead, these animals and other relatives, including mink, marten, otter, wolverine and badger, belong to the largest and most diverse order of carnivores on Planet Earth! From the treetops to subterranean burrows, in both fresh and salt water habitats, these remarkable animals are bold, bright and determined wildlife neighbors. They deserve our respect and conservation commitment. Sue Morse’s amazing photography, personal stories and discoveries, as well as lots of tracking lore, are sure to fascinate your audience including the youngest naturalist. Entire families will love learning what these often misunderstood animals are really all about!
Sue Morse, the founder of Keeping Track, is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of the top wildlife trackers in North America. Since 1977, she has been monitoring wildlife, with an emphasis on documenting the presence and habitat requirements of bobcat, black bear, Canada lynx and cougar.
For more information contact Elia Del Molino, Stewardship Manager at BEAT by phone: 413-429-6416 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.