OLD LYME — As pairs of osprey return to their nests this time of year, a film about the cycles of their lives will be the subject of a live Zoom presentation at the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center on April 7 at 6 p.m.
“What makes the film unique is it’s a portrait of a family — a male and female lifelong-bonded pair and their offspring — told over the course of one a year,” said Jacob Steinberg, a Connecticut native and wildlife cinematographer who produced and directed “Season of the Osprey.”
The return of the osprey is a harbinger of spring, Steinberg said.
“It’s something from which you can set your watch, when they return the season is changing, life is about to wake up on the gray marsh,” he said.
He said the film is also a portrait of the salt marsh, “the most productive habitat on earth.”
“It’s perhaps the most underappreciated and disrespected and undervalued habitat on the planet earth, as far as ecological function,” Steinberg said.
Steinberg will talk about his experiences and behind-the-scenes stories in making the film, shot in the marshes of Old Lyme and Greenwich over a period of seven years.
Participants will be able to ask Steinberg questions about his process during the free interactive Zoom program.
When: April 7 at 6 p.m.
Where: Virtually, on Zoom
Registration is required: https://www.ctaudubon.org/rtp-programs-events
After registration, participants will receive a link to view the film.
More information: https://www.ctaudubon.org/rtp-estuary-home/