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Presentations are approximately 75-90 minutes in length, depending on the level of audience engagement.

Denning Research

The “Black Bears in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population.  Black bear artifacts are shared with the audience.  

Winter Bobcat

The “Bobcat – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat” presentation focuses on the history of bobcats in Connecticut, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts.  Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. Mountain lions are discussed.

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The “Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the history of coyotes in Connecticut, an overview of coyote habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our coyote population.  Coyote artifacts are shared with the audience.

Connecticut Forest

The “Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape” presentation provides a brief natural history of Connecticut, addresses the current state of wildlife in the state, including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, challenges we face in managing them, and provides suggestions for what people can do to make a difference.
 

Fisher

The “Fisher in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the history of fisher in Connecticut, an overview of fisher habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  Fisher artifacts are shared with the audience.

White-tailed deer

The “White-tailed Deer in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the history of White-tailed Deer in Connecticut, an overview of White-tailed Deer habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our White-tailed Deer population.  White-tailed Deer artifacts are shared with the audience.

Hanging Out

The “Black Bears for Kids, Eastern Coyote for Kids, and Bobcats for Kids ” presentations are intended for ages 11 years and under.  Like the adult versions they focus on the  history of each species in Connecticut, an overview of their habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts.  They also provide practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with their populations.  Artifacts are shared with the audience.

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Connecticut's citizens are blessed with the rich diversity of wildlife in the state.  The "Living with Connecticut's Wildlife" presentation focuses on how to live with and enjoy our wild neighbors.  Species covered include Black Bears, Eastern Coyote, Bobcat, Fisher, Raccoon, Skunk, Virginia Opossum, Red and Gray Fox, Woodchuck, White-Tailed Deer, birds, bats, venomous and non-venomous reptiles, and amphibians. 

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Coming Soon! The "Providing Habitat for Connecticut Wildlife" presentation provides valuable information for those wishing to enhance their property (no matter the size) for wildlife. Species covered include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds.  There are many things we can do to provide sustenance and shelter for the wild creatures among us, including natural methods of land management and the use of native flowers, bushes, and trees. 

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