[CT Birds] Naugatuck Valley Audubon hosts Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy 3/16 7pm
sophiezyla at snet.net
Wed Mar 9 10:39:24 EST 2016
Join Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society (NVAS) for a presentation and live birds from Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LWRC) on March 16th 7PM at Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby CT
The mission of LRWC is to conserve waterfowl and wetlands through research, education, and conservation and Environmental Education Director Ben Sonnenberg is the perfect person to enlighten us on waterfowl natural history and, as winter is courtship season, breeding displays. LWRC is home to over 60 species of waterfowl, along with an Eurasian Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, and Laughing Kookaburra. Ben will be bringing a few of the Avian Ambassadors so be sure to join us and meet some live birds! (I heard a rumor that along with some ducks there just may be a live Barn Owl!)
S.Dillon Ripley, an ornithologist and aviculturist with an extensive list of accomplishments, began his collection of waterfowl at the Litchfield duck pond in the 1920s at the age of 17. Along with housing native CT waterfowl, the work of collecting, research, breeding, propagating, and release of threatened and endangered waterfowl species from around the world continues today. Whether you have visited LWRC or not, this is a program that will surely fascinate you!
Ben relocated from Bozeman MT, is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and has worked at the Alaska Sealife Center. In his free time, Ben volunteers as a bird bander at Bent of the River and with Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program at Sharon Audubon and is enjoying birding in CT.
NVAS Members $3.00 -- Non-members $5.00 - Children under 12 Free
Refreshments and snacks available
Kellogg Environmental Center500 Hawthorne AveDerby, CT
questions email NVASeditor at mail.comor call Sophie Zyla 203-231-4218
Hope to see your there!Sophie
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