What are the chances of your coming face to face with a Mountain Lion at China Camp? Or anywhere else while you are hiking in Marin? And if that happened, what should you do?
Mountain Lions are the subject of the first of a series of free illustrated talks for the whole family sponsored by Friends of China Camp. Led by Bay Area rangers and naturalists, the talks will be held in the museum at China Camp Village, starting on Saturday, October 29. Talks begin at 5 pm and will last a little over an hour.
The presenter for the first program will be Zara McDonald of the Felidae Conservation Fund, a global organization dedicated to the study and protection of wild cats and their habitats. Zara will talk about the critical role that mountain lions (also called pumas and cougars) play in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. She will show videos on mountain lion ecology and history, and the challenges of sharing our habitat with mountain lions. And she will offer essential tips for living and enjoying normal recreation without fear in places where mountain lions are found. For more information, go to Bay Area Puma Project.
Free refreshments will be served before the presentation begins, so come early and take time to browse the history exhibits in the China Camp museum.
Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, call the China Camp Ranger Station at (415) 456-0766 and leave your name, the number of seats you need, and your phone number so that we can confirm your place.