|River Otter Tracks at Cranberry Pond in Late December 2010.|
Photo By James Fischer
Last night several folks (a total of 14) came out to catch up with the program's current events and to share their observations while helping on the property. We began with some announcements.
- Wetland Bird Callback Survey and Frog Call Survey Workshop on March 19. We are combining both surveys into one protocol. Last year we initiated the Frog Call Survey but the season became too warm earlier than we had anticipated so we missed the peak of frog calling activity. Several species of wetland birds inhabit the property for the breeding season and as migratory stopover habitat, so we will orient you to these calls, too. Details will be announced soon. Check back at the Wildlife Monitor and Forum for further information.
- Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources is March 7 at the University of Connecticut, Main Campus in Storrs. Please consider attending this conference because there will be many natural resource professionals presenting their original research performed in Connecticut. James Fischer will be presenting a poster titled "An initial survey of crayfish (Order Decopoda) species inhabiting the White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield and Morris, Litchfield Co., Connecticut." Check this link for more information http://www.ccnr.uconn.edu/