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On Saturday, September 28, at 1PM, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple’s informative talk on the natural history of the black bear in Connecticut.  Topics on this increasingly present forest neighbor will include an overview of their habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, current research, and popular misconceptions.  She also provides personal observations and practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population.  This program is free and intended for ages 8 and older.  Families and nature lovers alike are welcome.  For reserve seating call the library at (860) 824-7424.

Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), is a native Texan and one of first full-time women sportswriters in the country.  A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted, surrounded by Peoples State Forest, brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. 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.

Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she 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.