Nora Hulton, a Connecticut Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will give a free program on “Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape” on Monday, April 17 at 7pm at the Bethlehem Library in Bethlehem CT.

Landscapes are dynamic ecosystems. Connecticut’s landscape has changed through the centuries, from almost all forest in the 1600s, to cleared land by the mid-1800s. Presently, Connecticut is about 60 percent forest.

As the landscape changed in Connecticut so did the wildlife populations that depend on the land for habitat. This presentation describes the history of Connecticut’s landscape and the impact of change on wildlife populations.

Hulton will include a brief natural history of Connecticut, address the current state of wildlife including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, some challenges we face in managing them, and provide suggestions for what people can do to make a difference. Several animal pelts and skulls will be on display. Questions and comments are welcome after the presentation.
Hulton has a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources from SUNY Cobleskill and owned and operated her own garden center for over 20 years in Cornwall Bridge. She is an avid hiker and outdoorswoman, She resides in Warren, where she is a member of her town’s Inland Wetlands Commission. Her ancestry in Litchfield County goes back over 125 years, and she is passionate about learning and sharing information on the natural history of the area.

Please call the Bethlehem Library at 203-266-7792 to reserve a place.