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CROW presents next weekly Virtual Speaker Series program

By CROW - | Jan 29, 2021

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Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will continue on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. with “Living with Burrowing Owls” with Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife volunteer Beverly Saltonstall.

Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls 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. Learn about their habitat and hunting characteristics in order to cohabitate with the species.

The Virtual Speaker Series programs are approximately one hour in length. The talks are presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants, so advance registration is required. Admission is $10 per device, plus taxes and fees. To register, visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

Saltonstall is a 20-year charter member of the CCFW, a group of dedicated volunteers who are advocates for the burrowing owls and other wildlife of the Cape. She is a retired nurse who became involved with the group shortly after moving to the Cape from New Jersey.

CROW’s Virtual Speaker Series will feature weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For more information, visit www.CROWClinic.org.