Living with Wildlife ~ Encounters in the Great Smoky Mountains
Sunday, 22 November, 2020
For those who missed or would like to view again in whole or part of the lecture presentation
Living with Wildlife ~ Encounters in the Great Smoky Mountains, the recorded video is now available through December 5.
Presenter Kim DeLozier, who retired from his “dream job” as he described it, chief wildlife biologist, took the audience on a tour through stories and photos of America’s favorite and most visited national park, explaining the importance of the respecting and maintaining the wild factor of its inhabitants balanced with over eleven million annual visitors.
DeLozier also described the reintroduction of elk, river otters, and peregrine falcons to the Great Smoky Mountains and the establishment of a bear care facility developed in nearby Townsend, TN, the Appalachian Bear Rescue.
The relaxed talk was informative both those interested in the field of wildlife biology and the tourist/hiker. The Great Smoky Mountains are an International Biosphere Reserve because of having one of the most diverse ecosystems in North America. The range also is home to the densest black bear population in the Eastern United States. DeLozier’s tales of bears as well as wild boars and skunks were lively and engaging.
Check out the presentation in its entirety as well as Q&A by clicking HERE.