May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
This program series takes place at Maplewood of Southport (917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport).
In collaboration with our community partner, Maplewood of Southport, Pequot Library presents an engaging three-part wildlife series led by Master Naturalist and Wildlife Conservationist Dabney Bowen. RSVP encouraged below.
CANCELLED – March 11 | Coyotes, Bobcats & Bears, Oh My!
Learn about Connecticut’s largest predatory mammals, their important ecological role, why their populations are growing, and what we can do to safely coexist with these amazing creatures. Anatomical specimens will be available for audience members to see and touch. Not appropriate for young children.
CANCELLED – April 8 | Wildlife Rescue 101: What you can do to help wildlife in distress
What you can do and who you should call when you find abandoned, orphaned, or injured wildlife, and how you can help keep wildlife out of harm’s way. Appropriate for all ages.
May 13 | Zoonosis Primer: Rabies, Lyme, EEE & other vector-borne diseases
An informational session covering the most common diseases transmitted to humans by wildlife. This session will include discussion of basic pathology, statistical and geographical data, detection, and prevention. Not appropriate for young children.
Dabney Bowen is the face behind Call of the Wild CT, a conservation organization dedicated to educating citizens throughout Fairfield County about the essential value of local wildlife. In coordination with Connecticut Audubon, Mill River Wetland Committee, Grace Farms Nature Initiative, Aspetuck Land Trust, and other local conservation organizations, Bowen engages students, residents, civic groups, and public officials in nature-based conservation programming and advocacy. Bowen has made her home in Fairfield for over fourteen years with her husband Michael, two daughters, and three beloved dogs.