Thursday, June 1, 2023

"Beaver Pond Wildlife Part 3" film screening


Beaver Pond Wildlife Part 3 - Early Summer will be shown on Thursday evening, June 8, 2023, at the Simsbury Grange hall in West Simsbury, CT. This event is the third 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. 

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.

Mink in beaver pond


In Part 3, we'll finally see that red-shouldered hawk we heard calling in Part 2. We'll go underwater to see how a number of intriguing creatures live, such as the larval stage of dragonflies, and many others. The significance of adult dragonflies in the lives of birds will be revealed. Rare footage will give insight to some surprising bullfrog behaviors- thought you knew what they eat? Well, brace yourself. We'll see closeups of how beavers maintain the dam. A mink is on the hunt. Otters prowl the pond. And much more.


Redwing blackbird harasses Red-shouldered hawk


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

Parts 4 and 5 will cover late summer to winter, and are scheduled for 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.





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