Lecture Series to Focus on CT River Watershed

View of the CT River from the balcony of Gillette Castle. Photo/Connecticut River Watershed Council
View of the CT River from the balcony of Gillette Castle. Photo/Connecticut River Watershed Council

The Connecticut Audubon Society will host a series of 3 lectures on the Connecticut River watershed. The talks, to be held in Essex and Old Lyme, will focus on the importance of preserving the biodiversity of watershed forests and wetlands, and their relationship to one another, and to humans.

• May 12, 4:30 p.m., Old Lyme Town Hall. Dr. Robert Askins, biology professor at Connecticut College, will give a talk titled “The Connecticut River Watershed: The Role of Our Forests.”

• May 19, 4:30 p.m., Essex Meadows. Michael DiGiorgio, nature artist, illustrator and painter, will give a talk titled “John J. Audubon and Roger Tory Peterson and the Next Generation in Scientific Illustration.”

• June 2, 4:30 p.m., Essex Meadows. Chris Elphick, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, will give a talk titled, “Canaries in the Estuary?”

Admission is free; reservations are required by contacting mleslie@ctaudubon.org or calling (203) 259-0416, ext. 404.