Thursday, December 29, 2016

Flanders Nature Center Plans Bald Eagle Program Jan. 7

The Bald Eagle is our national symbol, and the subject of strong conservation efforts in Connecticut.  As their numbers here are increasing, how much do you know about the Bald Eagle? 

Come and learn about the Bald Eagle’s size, its history in Connecticut and the US, what it eats, and how it lives.  Included are fantastic photographs from DEEP of the Bald Eagle at different stages of growth, and the banding efforts here in CT, and nationally.  

You will also learn about ‘Bald Eagle etiquette’ and when, where, and how it is safe to view them, and what NOT to do, that can disturb them and threaten nests, chicks or adults. 

Join Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Master Wildlife Conservationist Peggy Zabawar on Saturday, January 7th as she discusses this protected species.

Peggy has been an educator and planner for CT state agencies for over 20 years.  Her conservation projects include banding wild geese, the annual butterfly survey, and assisting at the Bald Eagle viewing site at Shepaug Dam. 

The program will be held at 1 p.m. on January 7, 2017 in the Flanders Studio located at the corner of Church Hill and Flanders Road in Woodbury. The program fee is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 

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