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Mystery Cat: Southern California's Elusive Mountain Lion

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Mission Trails Regional Park

One Junipero Serra Trail

San Diego, CA 92119

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Join the Mission Trails Regional Park community for a multi-media presentation about mountain lions by naturalist and author Don Endicott.

Endicott will provide an introduction to the natural history of Southern California's seldom seen apex predator. He will share the incredible attributes and signature behaviors of our 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 on the trails.

Doors open at 6:30PM for a book signing of Don's book 50 Best Short Hikes: San Diego, with the presentation beginning at 7PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

If you register, please note that your name will be at event check in and you do not need to bring printed tickets. If the event is full, you may add yourself to the waitlist.

Questions? Please contact Janet Gavaldon at the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation: jgavaldon@mtrp.org or 619-668-3288.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Don Endicott is a National Association of Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide and Mission Trails Reginal Park Trail Guide as well as public educator for the San Diego Natural History Museum and San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife. Don presents multi-media talks on Mountain Lions (and Bats) at regional venues such as Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, and Agua Caliente County Park. He is a field contributor to herpetofauna surveys and monitors nesting Peregrine Falcons for NPS and US Fish & Wildlife Service. He supports information exchanges with UC Davis’s California Mountain Lion research project team.

An avid hiker and climber, Don has enjoyed over 50 years exploring and photographing wildlife and wilderness settings throughout California and the western States. Throughout that time, Puma concolor has been a nearly invisible but tantalizing presence, leaving behind tracks and other signs and gifted a couple of rare sightings.

Photo: Trail Cam image taken along the San Diego River.

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