Black Bear Visit Our Chapter House


On the morning of October 10, 2012 at about 04:00 a juvenile black bear was seen in the vicinity of the bird feeding station near the Chapter House. The bear apparently destroyed the bird feeder to get at the grain and suit that it contained. It is likely that the bear was aldo responsible for the destruction of the bird feeding station the previous week. (see attached picture).  

Wildlife Management Committee Chairman Larry Anderson has called on all BCC-IWLA members to be aware that we do have a and possibly multiple black bears on the COnservation Farm property. So, use caution when visiting the grounds and especially the woods.

The presence of black bears is a positive result of our COnservation Farm being one of the last wild areas in Montgomery County.  It is important that such areas are preserved in the face of growing human population and development so long as public safety is maintained.  In the meantime, if you hear any rumors of concern, please Larry Anderson at 301-942-1384 or by e-mail at

If you encounger a bear on the farm, do not pursue or disturbe the animal. It is best to leave the area immediately and call Larry Anderson to repor the sighting. Carrying bear-pepper spray is always a good precaution when spending time in our woods.