The human impact on a bird’s life

NORTH CANAAN — Successional habitats are critical for birds, and human development reduces the amount of such habitat.

That was the takeaway from a talk by Jane Seymour, a wildlife biologist for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and a steward at the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon. She spoke at the Douglas Library in North Canaan on Saturday, Jan. 13 as part of Great Mountain Forest’s continuing series of lectures.

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