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Library To Offer Thursday Programs On Local Wildlife – Brevard NC


January 12, 2017

A black bear at DuPont State Recreation Forest. (Photo provided by Alan Cameron.)

The Transylvania County Library, in collaboration with Friends of DuPont Forest is presenting five programs on the diverse animal species living in our backyards and the forests around us on Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 19. Each presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Presentations include "The Mammals of Transylvania County," "The Salamanders of Transylvania County," "Use of Game Cameras to Photograph Wildlife," "The Snakes of Transylvania County," and "The Listed Animal Species of Transylvania County."

DuPont State Recreational Forest is home to 42 small mammals and 14 large mammals. Learn more about all these creatures from pygmy shrews to black bears on Jan. 19.

The Jan. 26 program features some of the 50 species of salamander in the mountains of Western North Carolina, particularly the endangered green salamander found in Transylvania County.

On Feb. 9 the focus will be on using game cameras to capture images of wildlife activity during the day and at night.

A variety of snakes, including venomous rattlesnakes and copperheads will be discussed on Feb. 16. The final program on Feb. 23 will focus on species living in DuPont State Recreational Forest listed as threatened or endangered on the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission's watch list.

Presenter Alan Cameron is a 12-year volunteer with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, a member of Friends of DuPont Forest, and a retired intelligence analyst with the National Security Agency.

If Transylvania County offices are closed due to inclement weather, the presentation will be rescheduled. Contact the Transylvania County Library at (828) 884-3151 for additional information. These programs are free and open to the public thanks to support by the Friends of the Library.


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