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Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins
Tuesday, December 1,
10:00 am to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020
How do Rocky Mountain carnivores compare to their New Hampshire cousins? Each session of this four-part Environmental Studies Institute course will be devoted to one of four carnivore families, with discussions on the following species: Ursidae (black bear – grizzly bear); Canidae (coyote – gray wolf); Felidae (bobcat – Canada lynx – mountain lion); and Mustelidae (fisher – marten – wolverine). Learn about black bears that aren’t black; why grizzly bears don’t climb trees or eat acorns; how wolves are simultaneously the most hated and most beloved of all dogs; why bobcats occur in most states, but lynx in only a few; how a wolverine makes it through winter; and so much more!
This class will meet Tuesdays, November 17 & 24 and December 1 & 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom.
Cost: $25 for Harris Center supporters / $35 all others
Instructor: Steve Gehman worked as a wildlife biologist for 37 years out west before moving to New Hampshire with his wife Betsy and their two golden retrievers in June 2019. Highlights of Steve’s career include numerous observational studies of grizzly bears, participation in the Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project, and snow-tracking wolverines and lynx for 27 winters.
Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Miles Stahmann at (603) 525-3394 or by email.