Natural History of Bears [S-19-43]

Presenter: Roy Horst
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 2:30 PM 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02
Status: Course Update: The last session of "Natural History of Bears" will be repeated (this time with the PowerPoint) on Tuesday, April 23rd at 2:30-3:30 in Maxcy 104.

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Bears occur on all continents except Australia and Antarctica. Although there are eight different species worldwide, there are only black bears in New York. However, they are a large population. Some even appear in Potsdam from time to time. We will discuss the ecology and behavior of each of the eight species. (Yes, some regularly prey on humans.)

Roy Horst is a life member of the American Society of Mammalogy. He taught Animal Physiology and Ecology for twenty-five years at SUNY Potsdam. He has also been doing research on the physiology and ecology of bats. In 2017 Roy received the “Leon LeBeau SOARing Educator Award” for his many courses on wildlife and natural history.

NOTE: Roy will provide a list of websites at the first session.

Cap: 50



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