Bear Smart Durango invites the public to a Calendar Release Party, celebrating the release of its 2023 “Happenings” calendar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the office of San Juan Citizens Alliance, 1309 East Third Ave. No. 5.
Complimentary wine will be provided, courtesy of Star Liquors. Anne-Marie Ferretti Mee will give a slideshow talk about her wildlife photography at 6 p.m. The calendar will be available for purchase at this event.
The 2023 “Happenings” calendar is intended to provide the approximate timing of happenings in nature in the greater Durango area. Some examples include: seasonal wildlife habitat closures, when deer shed their antlers, when yearling black bears leave their mothers, peak elk road crossing season and hunting dates so residents know to wear blaze orange while recreating.
Calendars may be purchased online at bearsmartdurango.org, Maria’s Bookshop and Backcountry Experience. Bear Smart Durango is asking for the general public’s assistance in making this calendar even better in future years by submitting observations, comments and suggestions on when happenings in nature occur in their area by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.