Weeks State Park Summer Program: Black Bear Behavior

Black Bear Behavior

Ben Kilham’s firsthand experience raising cubs and observing black bears, illustrated with photos Ben has taken of bears doing what he says they are doing.

The free summer evening programs are held in the Great Room at the Summit Lodge on Thursdays at 7 pm. The public is invited to all programs.

Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, the John Wingate Weeks Historic Site’s house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4 pm.

Wednesday-Sunday, through September 9, 10am-5pm; Friday-Sunday, September 7-October 7 (also open Labor Day & Columbus Day)

More info: (603) 788-4004


Black Bear Presentation at The Rocks

Join us for “The Social Black Bear” with Ben Kilham on Wednesday, February 21, 7 p.m., The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and the Ammonoosuc Chapter of NH Audubon will host noted wildlife biologist Ben Kilham for a presentation about black bears. A renowned black bear researcher and Lyme, N.H., resident, Kilham has shared his knowledge about bears with more than 40,000 people through his lectures. His new presentation is based on the social relationships within the black bear society. For more information please visit www.therocks.org.