5 Part Docuseries of Beaver Ponds in Southern New England: Part 2 - Late Spring

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Please join the Simsbury Grange and The Simsbury Public Library in welcoming local filmmaker, Ray Asselin, as he presents his 5-part Beaver Pond Wildlife series documenting a full year’s time at New England beaver ponds. The films are scheduled to coincide with what you can expect to see at northeastern beaver ponds at that time of the year. All of the films will be shown at 7:00 pm at the grange with an informal social hour beginning at 6:00 pm. Guests may bring food to enjoy outside or in the lower level before each film begins.

  • Part 3 - Thursday, June 8th
  • Part 4 - September 14th
  • Part 5 - November 9th

As spring gets fully underway, some of the wildlife scenes will include nesting warblers and other bird species; bucks sporting velvet antlers; kingfishers and herons fishing; kingbirds and others catching insects mid-air; a goose fight; mating water snakes; frogs, tadpoles and aquatic insect life; ospreys fishing, and at the nest; red fox kits at the den; young beavers dispersing; beavers working on dams at night; mating snapping turtles; a painted turtle depositing eggs in the sand; how beavers choose a new home site; a pileated woodpecker devouring ants; nesting herons; and much more.