BALD EAGLES IN CONNECTICUT
Saturday, March 21, 1PM – FREE
David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031
Hours: Tues & Thurs 10-5, Fri 3-7, Sat 10-1, Sun 11-2
Bald eagles were once in such dire trouble that people discussed what should replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species in Connecticut and the US will be the subject of a talk called Bald Eagles—the Comeback Raptors by DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple at the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village on Saturday, March 21 at 1pm. With accompanying projected images, she will explain eagle biology and the story of their perilous population decline and subsequent recovery, as well as what is being done to conserve eagle populations for future generations. This program is free and intended for ages 8 and older. Families and nature lovers alike are welcome. For reserve seating, call 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org. 63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031.
A native Texan, Ginny Apple was one of the first full-time women sportswriters in the country, who left the field mid-career to pursue a path in communications/public relations.
Through the years she has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural.
A move to the middle of the woods in Barkhamsted 14 years ago brought her into an environment filled with bears and other wildlife. Living in a house surrounded by Peoples State Forest, she observes a large population of Black Bears and supplies field notes and photographs on them to DEEP bear biologists. Her affinity for this magnificent creature led her out west to participate in a Grizzly Bear research mission in Montana and to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
She is a member of the Barkhamsted Conservation and Economic Development Commissions, on the Boards of the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA), the Friends of Connecticut State Parks, the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS) and volunteers regularly with the Barkhamsted Historical Society (BHS). She also maintains Facebook Pages for the Town of Barkhamsted, the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests and the Barkhamsted Historical Society.
Just to keep her creative juices percolating, she has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties and fundraisers.