SANIBEL, Fla. (Feburary 14, 2020) – The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Speaker Series presented by LCEC continues on Tuesday, March 3 with “Living with Burrowing Owls” by Beverly Saltonstall, volunteer for Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife.

Cape Coral has the largest population of Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia floridana) in Florida, with an estimated 1000 nesting pairs and an upwards of 2500 burrows within the city limits. While the owls are quite tolerant of humans, their homes are still being threatened. Come out to learn about their habitat and hunting characteristics so you can cohabitate with this remarkable species.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15pm in the CROW Visitor Education Center located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road and are approximately one hour in length. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teens (Age 13-17) and free for children age 12 and under. Space is limited and events do sell out, so advanced registration is highly recommended.

CROW’s 2020 Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly talks and runs through April 14. For a full schedule of talks, more information or to register in advance, please visit

About the Speaker:

Beverly Saltonstall is a retired nurse who fell in love with Burrowing Owls when she moved to Cape Coral 15 years ago. Shortly after arriving, she learned about the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and has since been involved with protecting and educating others about the owls as a volunteer and charter member.