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Southern Vermont’s Changing Wildlife Through Time
August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This year, the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association’s annual Summer Meeting features Mike Clough, Assistant Director of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. He’ll be bringing along some of the Museum’s live animals and birds to help illustrate his talk about how Southern Vermont’s wildlife populations have changed over time. Some birds and animals that Native Americans and early settlers encountered are no longer here, and some animals and birds we think of as common were unusual or not present at all several hundred years ago. The Museum, our neighbor at Hogback, is certified to care for wildlife that is unable to survive on its own, for example hawks that have been injured and are unable to hunt. Some of the wildlife that the Museum cares for have been Museum residents for years, and Mike has special carrying cases for bringing them to schools and libraries. He’ll bring some interesting characters to this event, so join us and enjoy a face-to-face meeting with some creatures you have only seen from afar, or never even seen at all!
Doors will open at 7:00 and the talk will begin at 7:30. Come early to chat with your friends and neighbors, and to meet Mike and his wild entourage. This event is free and open to the public. Kids are very welcome.