O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America:Ancient History and Modern Conservation

McFarland Park, Story County

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation

Dr. Bill Clark, Emeritus Professor, NREM Iowa State University

The talk starts with a brief overview of the evolution of cats including paleological history of sabretooth cats and cheetahs that once roamed North America. We'll cover modern cat species including endangered species like ocelots, common species like bobcats, and the occasional cougar that show up in Iowa. We'll conclude with conservation challenges including habitat loss, climate change, conflicts, and hunting.

(Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) programs are  held each month beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Story County Conservation Center (56461 180th Street, Ames.) These are designed for "boomers" or older - but anyone can attend. No registration is required to attend the free program. An optional lunch follows the program for just $7.50. Register for lunch at storycountyconservation.org or call 515-232-2516. Registration and payment for the optional meal is required by 4:00 pm. on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Menu: Soup (broccoli beer cheese, tomato bisque, and chili), salad bar (with variety of dressings and toppings), homemade breads, and mint Oreo fluff.

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O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America:Ancient History and Modern Conservation


Tuesday, March 3, 2020
11:00 AM


McFarland Park
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
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Adults - $7.50

Children - $7.50