Kingston Frontenac Public Library will host author Barrie Gilbert for a talk on human-bear coexistence later this month. A survivor of a near-fatal grizzly attack, Gilbert has spent decades in the field with grizzlies of the North American west, according to the library.
Gilbert is the author of One of Us: A Biologist’s Walk Among Bears, which highlights bears’ complex environmental and social ecosystems, and how humans and bears can co-exist and sustain these fragile structures.
On Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gilbert will share his work and knowledge at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Central Branch, in the Friends of the Library Gather Space.
“Bears aren’t a common sight in our urban corridor, so having Barrie with us to talk about the world of bears, especially those of the west, is a unique learning opportunity for the public,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “He’s doing a great service by educating the people about these creatures that need our attention as their environments continue to change.”
Library patrons are invited to register for the event online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7180748.