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A Day in Berkshire Bear Country

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10:00am - 4:30pm

with Nick and Valerie Wisniewski

Fall is an exciting time to be in bear country, as bears will be feeding extensively on nutrient-rich wild foods in anticipation of the long winter ahead. Biologists refer to their fall feeding, especially on hard mast, as “hyperphagy,” as the bears may consume between 18,000 to 20,000 calories per day to fatten up for hibernation. We will see plenty of black bear sign, which could include tracks, trails, scat, bear “nests,” digs, claw and bite marks on trees, “whammy” trees, wallows, and more. We will share with you an area that we have been visiting for over twenty years, as well as some exciting newly-discovered sites with intense bear activity, including what have come to be known as “bear ritual trails.” Come learn about these highly intelligent animals in the crisp, clean autumn air of the scenic Berkshire mountains.

Location: Charlemont, Massachusetts

Activity Level: Moderately strenuous, off-trail with bush-whacking required

Fee: $50/person



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A Day in Berkshire Bear Country Nov 4 2018


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Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center
325 Walnut Hill Rd, Orange MA 01364Phone: 978-544-6083
E-mail: walnuthilltracking@verizon.net