Letter: Come Learn About Bears

To the Editor:

Your wonderful piece on Ben Kilham and his bear cubs (“They Play and Play and Play,” March 26) was a welcome reminder that our neighbors — the bears — are waking up and will be out and about soon.

To better understand how to live with bears, the Orange Conservation Commission is hosting a talk by Ben Kilham at the Orange Town House on Sunday, April 7. The potluck starts at 5 p.m., followed by Kilham’s talk at 6. All are welcome.

Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs

Orange Selectman

Vice-Chair, Orange Conservation Commission


‘They Play and Play and Play’: Bear Cubs at Lyme Sanctuary Get Ready for Spring Release

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lyme — At first, all that was visible inside the rectangular hole in the insulated, wooden box was darkness. Ever so slowly, a nose appeared. A brown snout then emerged, followed by a pair of unblinking, dark eyes and a furry, rounded ear. “Gorham’s awake!” exclaimed Phoebe Kilham, a Thetford Center resident who was leading a pair of visitors through …