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THEY'RE BACK ... Learn how to be 'bear wise'

Biologist Ashley Hobbs of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will present “Being BearWise in North Carolina” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Paul Mountain Vineyards in Flat Rock Square, 2698 C Greenville Highway.

Co-sponsored by MountainTrue, Ivester Jackson Blackstream Properties and Movement Mortgage, the presentation will educate Western North Carolina residents on the natural history of black bears in the state and will provide tools to better co-exist with black bears in our day-to-day lives.
With springtime in full bloom, black bears have begun their annual awakening from winter hibernation. During this time, we tend to see bears move around heavily populated areas in search of food. Hobbs will discuss how to become a “BearWise” community or business in North Carolina, and will provide an update regarding the second phase of N.C. State University’s Urban/Suburban Bear Study.