Bears at Ivy Creek Natural Area
'Tis the season - bears have been sighted at the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Please be extra careful not to leave any food stuffs along the trails or in the parking lot. If you do spot a bear, keep a safe distance and do not interact with it. The Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation asks that sightings be reported to them at (434) 296-5844. For more safety tips and lots of interesting information about black bears, check out this Ivy Talk given in 2017 by David Kocka of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.