The North American Black Bear plays an important role in the ecosystems of New England. Their
incredible strength, senses, and curiosity are often the source of commotion in Berkshire County.
Together, we will discuss the natural history of black bears, their role in the ecosystem, and how to
maintain safe and positive human-bear interactions. Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,
located in Lenox, MA has been a site for conservation and education for over 90 years. With 5 additional
wildlife sanctuaries, Mass Audubon protects almost 3,000 acre of land or nature and people in Berkshire
Zach Adams holds a BS in Environmental Science from Juniata College and has worked as an educator and program leader, since the age of 16. From reptiles and amphibians to live skulking sparrows, he enjoys
teaching on any topic in nature. Zach has been a Teacher Naturalist for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries since November 2018 where he leads programs in birding, hiking, tracking, and canoeing. He is extremely passionate about ornithology and the opportunity to share his love for birds with everyone around him. Each bird song is a glimpse into a different world, and little can deflate the smile when you hear your first warbler sing.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series.