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Group of teens at night observing an owl banding

Aspetuck Land Trust

“From the questions to the sparkles in their eyes, it was truly a great experience made better by great people.” – Reggy Saint Fortcolin, Aspetuck Land Trust Conservation Outreach Manager

The Aspetuck Land Trust recently hosted an owling-banding program with #100 GirlsLeading,Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Bridgeport that provides access to mentoring programs for underserved girls ages 9-18. The participants learned about and observed the process of wrapping the colorful or metal bands around the legs of birds, which helps in tracking migration patterns, conservation efforts, scientific research, and much more. The program was guided by Larry Fischer, a federally licensed raptor bander, who has over 30 years of experience working with birds like eagles, owls, and hawks…

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Photo Credit #100GirlsLeading, Inc. owl-banding courtesy of Aspetuck Land Trust