The Darien Nature Center will honor Dr. Charles Duffy, owner of Norwalk Veterinary Hospital, on Wednesday, Jan. 22 for his longtime commitment to the wellbeing of the Nature Center’s animals. A cocktails and hors d’oeuvres party will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nature Center, directly following its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m.
— an announcement from Darien Nature Center
Dr. Duffy will be named the first recipient of the David M. Sinclair Volunteerism Award, which was established last year to annually recognize a local individual who has shown exceptional commitment to the natural world. The Darien Nature Center houses more than 30 animals, and Dr. Duffy has been their dedicated volunteer on-call caretaker for nearly 20 years. “We have more than a dozen species living here and any creature could need medical help at any time.