A lecturer at ease with grizzlies

  • Sat Oct 29th, 2011 12:05am
  • Life

Snohomish County is the home of the the Silvertips hockey team, so why not bear down and learn some grizzly facts?

Along with learning about the grizzly bear — sometimes called a silvertip — visitors to the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Streamkeeper program will also learn more about Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem.

“Grizzlies: The Wildness and Spirit of Yellowstone” will be presented by former bear-education ranger and fishing guide Michael Leach.

Leach’s goal during the presentation is to motivate others to discover the wonder and beauty of this wilderness paradise.

The presentation will emphasize the importance of keystone species such as grizzlies and wolves while deepening understanding of island biogeography, the plight of the bison and Yellowstone’s future, according to press material.

The program offers some of Leach’s photos of grizzlies, bison and wolves. Leach still works as a fishing guide, so visitors will also see some beautiful trout photos.

“Grizzlies: The Wildness and Spirit of Yellowstone” is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

This event is geared for middle school students to adults. Registration is required by calling 425-316-8592. Additional details can be found at www.streamkeeper.org. The cost is $7 for nonmembers, $5 for members.

Herald staff