The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society's next meeting will be Monday, February 17th, 7PM at the Caspar Community Center, 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420.
The topic for Monday's meeting will be: The Mountain Lion - Myth, Mystery, and Natural History of Mendocino's Apex Predator
The Mountain lion, a secretive and predominantly solitary by nature, is a native species to the Americas. It is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. Due to its historical wide range, it has many names including puma, catamount, mountain lion, and cougar. It is an adaptable species occurring in most of California's habitat types. Sightings have recently been increasing throughout the State as more people visit parks, urban growth expands into undeveloped areas, and more people employ motion activated cameras and surveillance equipment. Even though these reports of mountain lion sightings are increasing, fatal attacks on humans remain rare.