Bears are incredibly intelligent animals who use vocalizations and body language to communicate.
Join wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Nature Center for an exciting talk about the language of bears.
Ratajczak will share photos, stories and data that explain how bears communicate in the wild. This is a free talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Ratajczak is a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service in the Santa Fe National Forest. Apex (top) predators and other large mega-fauna are his passion and specialty.
Before he joined the Forest Service, Ratajczak managed a black bear rehabilitation, research and education facility outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
He then went on to work for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and served as the big game program coordinator managing the state’s bear, deer and elk programs.
He eventually became chief of wildlife for the state of Tennessee but found the “desk-life” didn’t suit him and decided to pursue his lifelong dream of living and working in the west.
Ratajczak’s talk will be at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. The talk is free to attend, and no registration is required.