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The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat Upcoming Master Wildlife Conservationist Presentation

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Paul Colburn, a master wildlife conservationist, will speak about bobcats on Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m. at The Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center. Adult admission is $5.00 for CAS members, $10.00 for non-members. There is no charge for children 12 and under.

During his program, The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat, Paul will discuss the natural history of bobcats, their habitat, diet, behaviors, and reproduction. He will review current research studies by CT DEEP wildlife biologists.

In recent years, bobcat numbers have increased in Connecticut. Reports of sightings and vehicle-kills show that bobcats live throughout the state, in both urban and rural areas. According to Andy Rzeznikiewicz, the land manager for CAS sanctuaries in Pomfret and Hampton, “Bobcats have been observed on CAS and nearby Wyndham Land Trust properties and appear to be thriving.”

The presentation also will include discussion of the plausibility of another wild cat, the mountain lion, living free in Connecticut.

Paul Colburn is a graduate of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP). The MWCP is an adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history, and interpretation. Mr. Colburn has provided hundreds of wildlife presentations for a wide variety of public and private organizations in all corners of the state.

218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259     860-928-4948

ctaudubon.org/Pomfret

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