Coffee Break: Porcupines in the Sky Island Borderlands

In this virtual Coffee Break, SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel presents on an often overlooked species in the Sky Islands: porcupines. North American porcupines are found across Arizona, but little is known about their distribution in the Sky Island region, and public perception is that they don’t live here at all. In this talk, Meagan shares more about these fascinating creatures, surprising detections on our Border Wildlife Study cameras, and their documented crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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