FARMINGTON — Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Randy Cross will present “Black Bears, Up Front and Personal,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at UMF, Roberts Learning Center, C23.

This time of year bears are starting to rub their eyes and leave hibernation. Although there are about 22,000 black bears in Maine, most of us never get a chance to see one.

Cross has long been up close and personal with these animals. He has just completed his 29th season of tracking bears and visiting their dens. This season he and his team visited 70 dens and 182 bears. In his work he enters dens to count, examine and weigh adults and cubs. He also tags them to track their movements. Randy will be sharing his knowledge, photographs and fascinating experience about these animals.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For information, contact Steve Bien at 897-5215.

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