VERNAL POOL ECOLOGY WEBINAR WITH CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST
Thursday, March 4, 7PM to 8PM, No Fee
After winter’s snow and ice melts, life’s rich pageant gets underway in these biodiversity hot spots. The small, temporary wetlands known as vernal pools provide breeding habitat for forest-dwelling amphibians like Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders, but they are much more than that! The more closely you look, the more fascinating critters there are to see. This webinar with Jim Arrigoni will explore the variety of life forms and sagas taking place beneath the surface of the water.
VERNAL POOL WALK
Saturday, March 20, 3PM to 5PM
Join conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni, to explore around the edges of the vernal pools and other wetlands at Deer Pond Farm, looking for eggs of Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders as well as the diverse and abundant invertebrate life. If you have them, bring polarized sunglasses for better viewing into the water: $10 member, $0 member child, $15 non-member, $5 non-member child
HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AT DEER POND FARM AND IN YOUR BACK YARD
Thursday, April 22, 7PM to 8PM, No Fee
As the Connecticut Audubon Society enters its fifth year of managing Deer Pond Farm, we have completed several projects to benefit birds and other biodiversity. In this webinar, we’ll describe: strategic plantings, including the rationale for selecting particular species for food or cover; invasive species management, including techniques used for various species; and providing nest boxes and other structures for cavity-nesting birds. Positive steps you can take at home will also be shared, as well as resources for additional information.
HABITAT ENHANCEMENT TOUR
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon
Join conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni at Deer Pond Farm for a tour of three habitat enhancement areas. This will include the Bird & Pollinator Garden, the Fall Migration Rest Stop and the Cathedral Trail Bird Ecotone. Plantings, nest box program and invasive species management will be discussed. $10 member, $0 member child, $15 non-member, $5 non-member child
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