Cos Cob Library to Host Animal Embassy

The Friends and Staff of the Cos Cob Library invite the community to a visit by Animal Embassy Thursday, July 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Come meet Nature’s Architects! Be amazed by the talents of a diverse group of Animal Ambassadors that build complicated structures.

In nature, many creatures contribute to the success of others by building homes and creating places to rear their young. We’ll study the architectural feats of nest building, burrow making and web spinning as well as how structures created by some animals help others to survive. We’ll explore how we too can help our wild neighbors by building bird boxes and frog ponds.

Library patrons will meet live Animal Ambassadors such as a Red-Foot Tortoise, a Monk Parakeet, a Mandarin Duck, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinean Horned Frog, an African Hedgehog and a Flower Mantis. We will also see artifacts and photographs representing one of nature’s most prolific builders, the Beaver, along with Bird and Paper Wasp nests. And together, we’ll draw parallels with our own lives while exploring how we can build a better world!

The program takes place in the library’s Community Room at 5 Sinawoy Rd. It is offered free to the public. No registration is necessary but space is limited. For more information, call 203-622-6883.

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