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Living with Black Bears program June 21 at Homosassa Widlife Park

By Susan Strawbridge Posted on June 21, 2018

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on Florida’s Black bears during the month of June.  There will be displays and hands-on activities in the Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center throughout the month.  A special program on Living with Black bears by Lori Lindsay is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 starting at 1:00 pm and will be held in the Florida Room at the park’s Visitor Center. There will be no charge to attend the program.

Lindsay has been working as a Bear Response Contractor with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for four years; and has been working with Black bears and doing educational programs on this subject for about 8 years.  She says, “Bears have become a passion of mine, and I love being able to share information about bears in hopes of keeping bears on our landscape, while keeping both bears and humans safe.”  Lindsay adds that “Animals have always been an interest of mine – I was an assistance dog instructor for 13 years, and still enjoy doing some dog training now.”  She is a Florida Master Naturalist Land Steward and is currently working on completing her Florida Master Naturalist certification.

In her program, Lindsay will be covering basic bear biology and behavior, and things to do to remain safe when living or recreating in bear country.

We encourage you to visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to learn about the importance of Florida’s Black bears and other native wildlife.  For more information or to register, please call Susan Strawbridge at (352) 628-5445.

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