Tuleyome’s Nature & You lecture: Ringtails

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The next Tuleyome “Nature & You” lecture focuses on ringtails on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. The free, event will be hosted via a Zoom meeting.

The ringtail is a relatively unknown small mammal found in the United States and in Central America. As implied in the name, they have a long, black-and-white banded tail and are stealthy predators during nighttime hours. They are about the size of a small housecat and are sometimes called ringtail cats…even though they are not related to cats and in-fact, are actually related to raccoons.

Would you like to know more about these fascinating mammals here in California? Then join us for a Zoom lecture about Ringtail Ecology in the Sutter Buttes by wildlife biologist David Wyatt. He will be screen sharing a PowerPoint presentation full of photographs and information about ringtails from the research he has conducted over the years and is excited to share his passion for this beautiful animal.

Wyatt is a professor of Biology at Sacramento City College and teaches a variety of classes in the Field Ecology Program. He was first introduced to ringtails in 1985 by Dr. Gene Trapp and they have been a part of his life ever since. Wyatt just completed a nearly decade-long study of ringtails in the Sutter Buttes and is looking forward to his next encounter with this charismatic and fascinating mammal.

Registration for the free, online event is required to receive the link. Register now http://tuleyome.org/events/2020-nature-and-you-lecture-ringtails/.

Individuals must include an email address, while registering, to receive the link in their inbox. A Zoom account is not required to attend the event. After registering, participants will be sent an email with login information. Attendees will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are his/her own and do not necessarily reflect the views, perspectives or policies of Tuleyome.

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