Can you bear it?

Anyone who has wanted to see where bears go in winter, now has a chance.

A Bear Walk is part of the Bucket List series on the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s 2014 calendar. The calendar pictures a year’s worth of amazing natural history opportunities a person might want to experience before “kicking the bucket.”

The staff at Audubon is working with researchers who radio-collar bears to find a winter den site to visit. Due to the nature of bears, weather, and biologist availability, this will be a last-minute, spontaneous field trip. Participants may have to travel up to three hours for the opportunity.

Sign up now to be on the “call” list. Phone 569-2345 or use the on-line form by clicking through the Program Listing at

If and when everything comes together for the trip, Audubon will start at the top of the list and call people who have reserved. The first nine who can make it are in: first come, first served. Transportation will be via Audubon van.

Fee for the excursion is $35 or $30 for Friends of the Nature Center.To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit