Conservation Commission plans barred owl release

This year’s annual conservation meeting will offer a special treat — one residents will have to wait until the end to see it.

“The lecture will end with the release of a recently recovered barred owl outside the rec center, toward the Ridgefield Brook,” the Conservation Commission said in its promotional flyer sent out Monday, March 19. “If you have never witnessed an owl release, you won’t want to miss this!”

The meeting, which will include the annual Edith Meffley Award given to an individual for his or her environmental work, will be held at the Rec Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. There will also be a light supper.

Dara Reid from Wildlife in Crisis is scheduled to present a talk on changing wildlife dynamics in Fairfield County, titled “What to Do If You Find an Injured or Orphaned Wild Animal and Common Misconceptions Associated With Wildlife Rescue.”

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