Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East

Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Antioch University New England, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431

There is no question about it. Cougars are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats.  Where once it was flatly dismissed as an impossibility in the so-called “developed” east, scientists have now documented cougar dispersals and even occupancy in a growing list of eastern states and provinces.  Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats where Sue has studied them, from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border.  We will also get the low-down regarding the latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats from Manitoba to Louisiana and Maine to Georgia.  It is only a matter of time!

This presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Paul Bocko at (413)588-1668 or PBocko@antioch.edu

In addition to the slide presentation on Friday, September 8th, Susan will lead a field workshop on Saturday, September 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Horatio Colony House Museum and Nature Center, 199 Main Street, Keene, New Hampshire 03431.  Contact Paul Bocko for more details about the field workshop.