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Churchill Manitoba Polar Bears

Date: 
Tue, 2020-03-24

This month, Jean Dewart will share her visit to Churchill, Manitoba's polar bears.

Churchill is called the Polar Bear capitol of the world.  It is the location in Hudson's Bay that typically freezes earliest in the year (November).  Polar bears congregate in the Churchill area in the fall, waiting for the ice to form, so that they can go out on the ice to hunt seals.  Churchill is a "regular" town - in that it is a grain port city, with air and train service - making it one of the more accessable locations for seeing polar bears.   Jean Dewart went on a tour in early November 2019 to see the bears and took 2500 photos in 4 days!   (She will just show you the best 100!)

The Mountaineers' monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)  2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Social at 6:45.  Reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

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