Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Wildlife Field Biologist Jason Mitchell spoke to a group of around twenty on Wednesday, March 18, in the Cove Community Room. Biologist Mitchell described the habits and motives of the Arkansas black bear and how to reduce bear/human conflicts. He related some of his most memorable experiences in the field while tagging, radio collaring, and collecting data on the black bear. A power point presentation and an exhibit of various tools, including darts and a rifle used to immobilize the bear, rounded out the entertaining and informative event.
Residents of Polk County are invited to Cove Branch Library’s April 15th event, at 4 p.m. when Geologist Sandra Chandler will present “Arkansas Rocks and Minerals.”