Sierra Club Sierra Talks
Mystery Cat: Southern California’s Elusive Mountain Lion. Join volunteer naturalist Don Endicott for a presentation of Southern California's seldom seen apex predator, puma concolor cougar. Don will share the incredible attributes and signature behaviors of the big cats, show how relationships between mountain lions and people have changed over time, outline their key contributions to a healthy wilderness environment, and address the challenges and threats facing our local apex predator. Don’s presentation features still photos, sound tracks, and video footage of seldom seen behaviors, including nursing kittens and bonus footage of two trail encounters filmed by a hiker and a bicyclist. He will describe and demonstrate how to respond if you should meet a mountain lion in the back-country.