Join the Draper Natural History Museum for a free Lunchtime Expedition lecture on May 2, 12:15 p.m. The speaker, Leslie Patten, has worked with land her entire life as a gardener, professional landscape designer, and a volunteer on a wide variety of wildlife studies. The talks in this series are free, and take place in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Coe Auditorium the first Thursday of each month.
In 2005, Patten moved to a small cabin in northwest Wyoming. She is the author of three books, her latest one on mountain lions. It is titled Ghostwalker: Tracking a Mountain Lion’s Soul through Science and Story.
Patten’s presentation explores how mountain lions go about living such secretive lives. She discusses recognizing lion sign on the landscape, what new technologies are revealing about their social lives, and the impact a growing population of wolves and grizzly bears is having on mountain lions.
“Exciting new research coming out of Yellowstone National Park and Panthera’s Jackson study has given us greater insight into these elusive predators,” says Patten.
Readings, along with unique video footage, will assure an interesting and lively lunchtime expedition. The presentation is followed by a book signing.
Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s pages on Facebook and Twitter.