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Bobcats in Tucson—A Study of Cats Living in the Urban/Wildlands Interface of the Tucson Mountains
June 24, 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Did you know there are bobcats in Tucson? There are—and we’re here to tell you all about them.
On June 24 at 9:30 a.m. PDT, join Sky Island Alliance and Bobcats in Tucson for a coffee break on large cats! Wildlife biologist Cheryl Mollohan will discuss the study Bobcats in Tucson is conducting on bobcats living along the urban and wildlands interface of the city.
This discussion will cover the cat family in general and focus on what Bobcats in Tucson has learned from their radio-collared urban bobcats. Since it’s kitten season, Cheryl will also present updates on the five radio–collared females and kitten dens they’ve been monitoring. Finally, Sky Island Alliance Program Director Emily Burns will cover wild cat trends we’ve been seeing in the Tucson area through our Sky Island FotoFauna project, a wildlife monitoring network powered by volunteers and partners.
About Bobcats in Tucson: Bobcats in Tucson is a three-year study of bobcats living along the urban/wildland interface of the Tucson Mountains near Gates Pass. The project is being partially funded under a Heritage Fund Urban grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and will start late fall 2020. Learn more at bobcatsintucson.net.
About Cheryl Mollohan: Cheryl is a wildlife biologist with over 40 years of experience working with wildlife. While in Arizona, where she started her career, she researched black bears and wild turkeys and worked with teachers and Project WILD. Prior to returning to Arizona in 2018 after a 20-year stint in Ohio, she taught at Hocking College in the Wildlife Resources program for 11 years and volunteered with the Ohio Division of Wildlife on a three-year bobcat study in southeastern Ohio. She continues work on the Allegheny Woodrat, the rarest and most endangered mammal in Ohio.