Polar Bears

Polar Bears of the Hudson Bay
with Ken Levine, Garden educator
Saturday, November 18 from 1 PM to 2 PM,
followed at 2 PM with a free docent-led tour.

Nov_Polarbear_Scott SchliebeAnnually, in October and November, a large population of Polar Bears gather north of Churchill, Manitoba on the Hudson Bay. The bears are waiting for the surface of the bay to freeze, so that they can go out on the ice to hunt seals. How do they hunt the seals? What do the polar bears eat when there is no ice? How to polar bears protect their young cubs? Join retired veterinarian and Garden educator, Ken Levine, as he shares information about polar bears, and his experience visiting these vulnerable creatures on the shore of the Hudson Bay. You can enjoy hot cocoa and see bears sleeping, eating, nursing babies, as well as the young male bears sparring.

Presentation is $5 for members/$10 non-members.
Followed at 2 PM by a free docent-led tour of the Garden.
For more information contact education@slobg.org

Ken Levine is a charter member of the Friends of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, and a retired veterinarian from Arroyo Grande, CA.  Three of his favorite things are plants, travelling and the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden.  He enjoys taking pictures and sharing his experiences.