Learn about Illinois Bobcat Studies at MCCD presentation Oct. 23

  • Learn about bobcats in Illinois with Western Illinois University wildlife ecology professor Christopher Jacques on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

    Learn about bobcats in Illinois with Western Illinois University wildlife ecology professor Christopher Jacques on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Submitted by McHenry County Conservation District

The McHenry County Conservation District will welcome guest speaker Dr. Christopher Jacques, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at Western Illinois University in Macomb, for a special presentation highlighting results from ongoing bobcat research in Illinois Bobcat Studies.

The presentation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, off Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.

In 2015, Dr. Jacques and his graduate students initiated a research project to estimate detection and density of bobcats using remote camera trap data.

In 2017, they expanded the scope of work to estimate bobcat home range use and survival in the agriculturally-dominated landscapes of west-central Illinois.

The program is for Just for Adults, ages 14 years and older.

Registration and fee are required by Sunday, Oct. 21.

Admission is free for county residents and $5 for nonresidents.

Register online at www.MCCDistrict.org, by phone for free programs only at (815) 479-5779, by mail-in and drop-off at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake, or drop-off only at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood.

To learn more about Jacques Wildlife Ecology Lab, visit cn-jacques.wixsite.com/jacqueslab.

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