DNR Wildlife Heritage Service

Damascus Bear at Oak Ridge Park
Credit: Montgomery County Police

Black Bear Spotted Near Oak Ridge Park

Authorities in Montgomery County are cautioning residents after multiple reports of a black bear near Oak Ridge Park.

06/18/2015

BLACK BEAR

Bear Sightings In Central Maryland Have Raised Bear-Human Awareness

Over the past half century, a growing black bear population has forced some young males out of western Maryland, with sightings in Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery Counties.

06/18/2012

box turtle

New Virus Is Killing Maryland Box Turtles

Biologists say it’s a terrible way to die and it’s killing box turtles here in Maryland.

02/13/2012