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Meet Pam Lefferts and her Opossum Educational Ambassadors

December 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet Pam Lefferts and her Opossum Educational Ambassadors at their book signing on Saturday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the Center at Pomfret.

Pam Lefferts, co-founder of Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue and newly minted children’s author, will sign her book From Pouch to Couch: Why Lavender the Opossum Lives in a House on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. at The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Road. There is no charge to attend the book signing.

Located in Woodstock, CT, Ferncroft specializes in opossum rehabilitation and release. Lavender, however, was non-releasable due to the nature of her injuries. In the book, written from her point of view, Lavender shares how, after her rescue as a two-ounce joey (baby), she came to live in a house and become an educational ambassador.

Pam comments, “One of the main reasons I wrote the book is that I wanted children who meet our opossums to understand wild animals are not pets. As licensed wildlife rehabilitators, we are permitted to keep them only because they are unable to survive in the wild. There is a balance throughout the story comparing Lavender’s life with how wild opossums live.” Pam adds, “I love teaching both children and adults about opossums and other backyard wildlife.”

In addition to many photographs, this charming and educational book features beautiful illustrations by Sara Murdock Lo Presti of Norfolk, CT.

From Pouch to Couch is available from the Center at Pomfret’s nature store.

Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue is a not-for-profit organization founded by Pam and Bill Lefferts, who “stumbled” into wildlife rehabilitation after retirement. Ferncroft specializes in working with opossums.

 More information about Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue and upcoming programs can be found on its Facebook page and at www.ferncroftwildlife.com.

 The Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) protects Connecticut’s birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through conservation, education, and advocacy. More information about CAS can be found at https://www.ctaudubon.org/


Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret
218 Day Rd.
Pomfret Center, CT United States
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