Friday, May 12, 2023

"Beaver Pond Wildlife: Part 2" film event

Beaver feeding on shore
Beaver feeding on shore


Beaver Pond Wildlife Part 2 - Late Spring will be shown on Thursday evening, May 25, 2023, at the Simsbury Grange hall in West Simsbury, CT. This event is the second in a 5-part series of films showcasing the great array of wild animal and plant life found at New England's many beaver ponds. 

Beaver populations have rebounded nicely since being extirpated from the northeast in the 1700's due to trapping and forest clearing. It's now possible for virtually any New Englander to visit a beaver pond. This series documents much of what can be found there over a year's time.

The films are scheduled to coincide with what you can expect to see at northeastern beaver ponds at that time of the year. Each contains scenes that probably most people have never witnessed.

There will be a Q&A session with filmmaker Ray Asselin following each film.

Parts 3 through 5 progress chronologically through early summer to winter, and are scheduled for the following Thursday evenings: June 8, September 14, and November 19, respectively. 

The events will be held at the Simsbury Grange hall, 236 Farms Village Rd, W. Simsbury, CT.  Doors open at 6:00 for socializing. 

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Pre-register at the Simsbury Library website.


Dragonfly emerging from exoskeleton
Dragonfly emerging from exoskeleton