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The David M. Hunt Library will host Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple on Saturday April 15th at 1 pm for a talk on Black Bears. Ginny will focus 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 optimal co-existence with our black bear neighbors.  Black bear artifacts will be shared with the audience.  This event is free and open to the public.

Ginny Apple is a resident of Barkhamsted and is a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  Her house is within Peoples State Forest where she observes a large population of Black Bears, supplying field notes and photographs of them to DEEP biologists.  As an MWC she also serves as a Bald Eagle interpreter for the Shepaug Dam Eagle Viewing area and the Essex Steam Train’s Eagle Flyer. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, Ginny has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties, and fundraisers.

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