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CROW presents weekly Speaker Series program

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020


Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Speaker Series continues on Jan. 28 with “Living with Burrowing Owls” by Beverly Saltonstall, volunteer for the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife.

Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia floridana) in Florida, with an estimated 1,000 nesting pairs and upward of 2,500 burrows within the city limits. While the owls are quite tolerant of humans, their homes are still being threatened. Come out to learn about their habitat and hunting characteristics so you can cohabitate with this remarkable species.

Saltonstall fell in love with burrowing owls when she moved to the Cape 15 years ago. Shortly after arriving, she learned about the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and has since been involved with protecting and educating others about the owls as a volunteer and charter member.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, and are approximately one hour in length. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13-17 and free for children age 12 and under. Space is limited, so advanced registration is highly recommended.

For more information, visit www.CROWClinic.org/articles/2020-speaker-series-presented-by-lcec.