DEEP: Where Wildlife Live: Understanding And Enhancing Wildlife Habitat

June 16, 2009

Where Wildlife Live: Understanding
And Enhancing Wildlife Habitat

A Spring Program at Goodwin Center, Hampton, CT

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) announce a Wildlife Habitat Program at Goodwin Center, Hampton, CT on Wednesday, June 24 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Judy Wilson, Wildlife Biologist with the Connecticut DEP, will lead a casual walk through several different kinds of wildlife habitats, pointing out wildlife signs and explaining what types of wildlife are found in each. She will also explain steps people can take to improve wildlife habitat on land they might own or manage.

Connecticut has diverse and abundant wildlife communities that live in and around our forests. Like us, wildlife need food, water and shelter in all seasons of the year. But the types of food and shelter they need, and when they need them, are as varied as the trees and shrubs in the forest.

Pre-registration is requested but not required, contact sbroderick@ctwoodlands.org or 860-455-9534. There is no fee, but donations for future Center programs are accepted. This is the fourth of 5 Goodwin Center outdoor programs being offered through early July. Details are available at www.ct.gov/deep/Goodwin or www.ctwoodlands.org.

The Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center is dedicated to providing forestry, wildlife and general conservation education to youth and adults. Located within the Goodwin State Forest, it is operated jointly by the Connecticut DEP and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.