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Hoots, Screeches and Eerie Eyes—Owls in our Midst!
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With their intense, almost human stares, amazing adaptations for nocturnal hunting, secretive nature and eerie calls owls have long held a fascination for humans. Owls have been thought to be portents of death, curses or disaster in many cultures, yet the owl also is projected as a wise creature promoting wisdom and strength. Owls are on every continent except Antarctica and have populated the most remote groups of islands in the world, including Hawaii. There have been 250 species of owls identified in the world. Did you know that there are owls that are year-round residents of Connecticut? Come learn all about owls, Connecticut’s residents, their natural history, habits and habitats and the owls that sometimes pass through. Please join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey.
A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations.Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural. A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted over a 13 years ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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