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‘Bear Aware’ talk planned

— People can learn how to be “bear aware” during an informational session today in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area between Loomis and Conconully.

The session is part of a summer-long series during the state’s celebration of the area’s 75th anniversary.

The “Be Bear Aware” session is from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 2-3 p.m. Chuck Bartlebaugh of the Center for Wildlife Information, will talk about bears, including the use of bear spray.

Other sessions:

• 9 a.m. — “The Natural History of the Okanogan Country, 1811-1833.”

• 9 a.m. — “The Sinlahekin’s Tiniest Wildlife: Native Bees and Why We Need Them. ”

• 9 a.m. — “Wildflowers of the Sinlahekin.”

• 10 a.m. — “Lichens, the Sinlahekin’s Overlooked Historians.”

• 1-4 p.m. — “Not-so-Creepy Crawlers: Snails, Slugs and Other Mollusks.”

• 3 p.m. — “Deer and Moose of the Sinlahekin.”

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