Presentation on American black bear set for Oct. 22

Published 6:29 pm Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve will have an informational presentation about the American Black Bear on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. to be held at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.

Naturalist Tim Lee will discuss the natural history of black bears, including their range, behavior and the adaptations that help the American black bear survive in its forest habitat. Children and adults are welcome and there is no charge for the event.

To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take N.C. Hwy. 108 E and turn left on to N.C. Hwy. 9 N toward Lake Lure. Follow N.C. Hwy. 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Rd. (at the Exxon Station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10ths of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Rd.  Follow Aden Green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Ln. and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Ln., which takes you to the parking area for the Nature Center.

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For more information or directions from another location, please contact PAC at 828-859-5060 or email at
– article submitted
by Pam Torlina