January 15, 2019

‘Birds Bring Benefits’ Presentation at OL Library Tomorrow

Jenny Dickson, Wildlife Biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), will present ‘Birds Bring Benefits,’ Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library. This engaging presentation will discuss the economic and ecological benefits of birds and other wildlife in the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area (IBA).

A brown sparrow sits on a branch. Sadly, many birds are experiencing long-term population declines locally. Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

Connecticut’s woodlands are home to some of the highest concentration of bird species breeding in the continental United States. In 2016, the Lyme Forest Block, which includes Old Lyme, was recognized by the National Audubon Society and the State of Connecticut as an IBA.

Unfortunately, many birds are experiencing long-term population declines in the area, but local landowners and residents can learn how to help halt these declines.

This event is co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and is part of a presentation series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project.

For more information on the project, visit http://ct.audubon.org/lyme-forest-block-conservation-project.

To register for this program, visit the Library’s RSVP page.

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