Fishers in Connecticut

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Teens , Adults
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The “Fisher in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the history of the fisher cat in Connecticut, as well as an overview of fisher habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  Fisher artifacts will be shared with the audience.

Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC).  

The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history, and interpretation.  

Paul is a dedicated advocate for wildlife and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others.  He is particularly focused on teaching the basics of living responsibly with wildlife.  Paul has provided hundreds of wildlife presentations for a wide variety of public and private organizations in all corners of the state.  He offers presentations on black bears (adults and children), bobcats (adults and children), Eastern coyote, fisher, white-tailed deer, a practical guide for living with Connecticut's wildlife, a practical guide for providing habitat for Connecticut's wildlife, and a natural history of Connecticut dating back to 1650.