News Releases

'Living in bear country' guest lecture Oct. 30

News Release

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Colonial Pines Mobile Home Park in Navarre will host a lecture Saturday, Oct. 30, on living safely with bears.

The event, from 10-11:30 a.m., will take place at the Colonial Pines Mobile Home Park clubhouse, 2101 Colonial Ave., in Navarre.  It will include a showing of the FWC's new 15-minute DVD, "Living with Florida Black Bears."

FWC wildlife biologist Alan Knothe will be on hand to answer questions about bears and suggest ways to reduce problems and increase enjoyment of local wildlife.

The talk is free and open to the public.  Because seating is limited, those who are interested in attending are encouraged to reserve a seat by calling 850-939-2389.For more information, contact the FWC's Northwest Regional Office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

FWC Facts:
Black bear cubs are born from late January to early February.

Learn More at AskFWC