On Saturday, January 22 at 2PM, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host a Zoom presentation focusing on the history of moose in Connecticut. Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with CT DEEP, will discuss this mighty beast’s lifecycle and habitat, share photos and artifacts, and answer questions. Although moose sightings in the Nutmeg State are sporadic, they have been spotted since the early 1900s. In May 2021, there was a motorist’s advisory to be wary of the big beast as their calves disperse to seek out their habitat. Moose population in Connecticut is estimated to be 100 animals. Attendees can register at HuntLibrary.org, on the Library’s Facebook page, or by calling the library at 860-824-7424.
Ginny Apple is a resident of Barkhamsted and is a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her house is within Peoples State Forest where she observes a large population of Black Bears, supplying field notes and photographs of them to DEEP biologists. As an MWC she also serves as a Bald Eagle interpreter for the Shepaug Dam Eagle Viewing area and the Essex Steam Train’s Eagle Flyer. Just to keep her creative juices percolating, Ginny has a side business, Murder Without Pain, where she writes murder mystery games based on historical subjects and runs them at country inns, corporate parties, and fundraisers.