Bantam's Beauties: Bald Eagles In Our Midst,

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September 21 2019

80 Whitehall Rd.
Litchfield, CT 06759

PRICE: Members, free; Non-members, $5

TIME: 02:00 pm

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Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m., Bantam's Beauties: Bald Eagles In Our Midst, White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield. Members, free; Non-Members, $5. Presented by master wildlife conservationist, Ginny Apple and photographer Leo Kulinski, Jr. The Bald Eagle is America's comeback raptor and its rebound from the Endangered Species list is one of the most remarkable environmental stories of the 20th Century. Human interaction caused its decline to just 400 nesting pairs by the early 1960s in the contiguous United States and the work of visionary environmentalists helped secure its revival. In 1992, Connecticut had just one nesting pair of eagles and those were in Litchfield County at the Barkhamsted Reservoir. In 2018, there were 38 active nests throughout the state that produced 68 chicks. Around 2011, White Memorial and Bantam Lake welcomed their own eagles, a nesting pair that started setting up house in 2011. Since then these majestic birds have called this area home and return each year in late January to shore up their nest, mate and, eventually lay and hatch eggs. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 to register or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org.

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