Contributed photo Flanders Nature Center will present a program on black bears in the state.

WOODBURY >> As part of their ongoing programming to promote further understanding and the appreciation of nature, art and the environment, Flanders is offering a program on Connecticut’s Black Bear Population. Leading the program is Dale May, a former director of CT DEEP’s Wildlife Division. Now retired he was a professional wildlife biologist for over 35 years with much of his time spent working with wild mammals, including black bears. Dale will share his insight on the ecology and life history of the growing Connecticut black bear population with a talk and power point presentation. Come learn from Dale’s knowledge and experience including how to best coexist with the black bears that make their home in our area of the state.

The program will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 10 AM in the Flanders Studio at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The cost is $10 members and $15 for non-members.

Those interested may register online at or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information. A full schedule of Flanders’ adult and child programs can also be found on their website.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental education, and on the acquisition, conservation, and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,100 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns. Educational programs for children and adults are offered at the Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary, Flanders’ main campus in Woodbury. Trails at its major nature