Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) as she talks about black bears, focusing on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. She also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population and her personal observations on CT Black Bears.
Ginny moved from Texas to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted, CT 14 years ago which brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.