Lecture

Peterborough Museum and Archives presents "Fine-Scale Habitat Selection by Canada Lynx and Bobcat in Northern Ontario"

Date:Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time:2 - 4 p.m.
Location:    Peterborough Museum and Archives (Museum Dr. at 300 Hunter St. E., Peterborough)
Cost:Suggested $10 donation on entry
Presented by Samantha Morin. The Canada lynx is an iconic boreal species that has lost about 40% of its historic range across North America. One factor that may be contributing to this range contraction is competition with the closely-related bobcat, which has been expanding northward in recent decades. By tracking these species alonf the north shore of Lake Huron, Morin was never able to find lynx and bobcat at the same sites. Learn about what factors are contributing to the displacement of the Canada lynx, and what this could mean for future populations.