Jim Knox

Barred Owl Sightings on the Rise

Photo by John Robben of a juvenile Barred Owl. Zoologist Jim Knox confirmed and added, “A native Connecticut species, the Barred Owl is one of the few owls which hunts during the daytime, especially on overcast days. Though they have excellent vision, Barred Owls are capable of hunting by sound alone, completely utilizing their extraordinary hearing to pinpoint the location of rustling prey in the darkness. ” Jim Knox is a zoologist and curator of education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 30 minutes away. read more...

Zoo Educator Brings Live Animals to Greenwich Point

On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park will host Jim Knox, zoologist and curator of education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, along with a few live animals from the zoo. At 2 and again at 2:35 p.m., Knox will explore the international state of biodiversity and profile the zoo’s work with Species Survival Plans in Connecticut and beyond. Knox’s message of hope will be underscored by appearances by live animal ambassadors from the zoo including a recovered endangered species and a rescue animal ambassador. read more...

Panel to Discuss Wildlife Conservation

In conjunction with the summer exhibition “National Geographic Photo Ark,” the Bruce Museum will host “Conservation Conversation” on Tuesday, June 26, 6 to 8 p.m. This live, interactive discussion features a diverse array of local wildlife conservation experts including Gregg Dancho, Director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; Peter Gottesman, Founder, Endangered Species Revenge; Jim Knox, Curator of Education at the Beardsley Zoo; Dara Reid, Director of Wildlife in Crisis; and Tim Walsh, Bruce Museum Collection Manager. read more...