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Haskins Lecture Series

  • Haskins Lecture Series Event, Unitarian Church Location 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT, 06880 United States (map)

Wednesday Nov. 14, 2018

Aspetuck Land Trust's Haskins Lecture Series


Black Bears, Bobcats and other large mammals in Connecticut:
When, Where, How Many, Why Now?
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Tracy Rittenhouse, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 @  7:30 pm -- The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport,  Doors Open at 7:00pm.

Black bears  have become an unmistakable presence in Connecticut. As their population has grown, these adaptable omnivores have expanded their range to include both rural and suburban areas of the state, bringing them into close proximity with people. Black bears' increasingly conspicuous presence has raised many questions about their population. Bobcats and other large mammals have also been increasingly seen in our state. Dr. Rittenhouse studies where wild animals live and how they travel through habitats. She will talk about her 4-year research project studying Connecticut’s black bear population. 

 For information on Tracy's work and the research being done at Uconn check out "Climate Change in our Backyard." This series is published by the University of Connecticut and aims to draw attention to some of the rapid transitions happening locally, and explore the many ways UConn students and researchers are investigating and responding to environmental trends around us.

Admission is free to members of Aspetuck Land Trust. Bring a friend!
Suggested guest donation is $5 for non-members.

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If you have any questions please call 203.260.4737.


The Haskins Lecture Series honors noted scientists Caryl and Edna Haskins who bequeathed their Westport estate on Green Acre Lane to the Aspetuck Land Trust in 2002 creating the 16 acre preserve named after them.