November Lecture: Learn About Local River Otters

by | Oct 18, 2019 | News | 0 comments

Don’t miss Sarah Walkley’s lecture this November on “River Otter Behavior + Vocalizations in Westchester County and Beyond.”

River otters are a secretive but very welcome member of Westchester’s wildlife. As an indicator species, their presence speaks to the quality of both the aquatic and terrestrial habitats in our county. This lecture addresses the life history, behavior, and communication of these interesting animals while showing trail camera footage taken throughout New York, including in Pound Ridge and Bedford.

Sarah Walkley is a Westchester County native completing her doctoral dissertation on river otter behavior and communication in New York and California. She received her BA in Linguistics from Florida Atlantic University and her Master’s Thesis on river otter behavior and communication in human care from the University of Southern Mississippi. She works for Westchester County as a Naturalist at Trailside Nature Museum in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Wednesday, November 13. Refreshments at 7:00pm; lecture begins at 7:30. Katonah Village Library (Garden Room) No registration necessary – see you there!

(And please bring a reusable mug to reduce your ecological footprint.)

This is a free event made possible by the generosity of the members and donors of the Bedford Audubon Society.

Photo Info: River Otter by Sarah Walkley (above); Sarah in the field (right).

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