WILD American Canyon ~ Mountain lions ~ June 21

When: Wednesday, June 21 – 6:30 pm

Where: American Canyon Library, 300 Crawford Way, American Canyon

Cost: FREE -Please note that voluntary donations are solicited via a donation basket. All donations gathered at WILD American Canyon go towards speaker fees and coordination time associated with the WILD series.

Sponsors: RCD, Napa County Watershed Information & Conservation Council, American canyon Community & Parks Foundation, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, and Napa County Library

June 21 ~ Living with Mountain lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

Mountain lions (aka pumas and cougars) are a keystone predator and play an important role in the health of our ecosystem. However, expansion of human populations has caused increased encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and tensions are growing in our local communities. Join Felidae President, Zara McDonald, for a discussion of mountain lion history, ecology, and the challenges of sharing habitat with these large cats. Learn essential tips for living and recreating without fear of these magnificent cats.



Up Next ~ 

October 25 ~ Bats with Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

Previous WILD American Canyon Lectures ~

November 2 – Raptors in Rehab

Carol Poole, Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa Countyy

July 20 – Endangered Species of San Pablo Bay

Melisa Amato & Meg Marriott, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

March 15 ~ Edible Plants

Alex Greene, Napa-Solano Audubon


Previous WILD NAPA Lectures ~

August 12 – River otters

Megan Isadore, The River Otter Ecology Project

September 9 – Beavers

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

October 14 – Mountain Lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

November 18 – Raptors

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

December 10 – Steelhead & Salmon

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County RCD

January 13 – Where the Wild Things Are

Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve 

February 10 – Manzanitas, Animals, and Fire

Tom Parker, San Francisco State University

March 9 – Big Year of Birding

Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon 

April 13 – Owls

Trinka Marris, Hungry Owl Project

May 11 – Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

June 8 – Western Pond Turtle

Matthew Bettelheim, (bio)accumulation 

July 13 – California Native Bees

Gordon Frankie, Urban Bee Lab, UC Berkeley

August 10 – Iconic Cats

Quinton Martins, Audubon Canyon Ranch

September 14 – Napa River Wildlife & Restoration 

Shaun Horne & Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District