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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “PUMA: Coming to a Backyard Near You”. Join Bill Betty, a mountain lion lecturer from Rhode Island, as he gives a ninety-minute PowerPoint presentation that covers all aspects of cougar behavior. Sport hunting, reproduction, pets, predation, and habituation will all be covered in detail. He will also discuss the various theories that explain how cougars are reoccupying the Northeast. Bill is a very knowledgeable and fascinating speaker who has witnessed more than a dozen sightings of cougars in New England.
This special ADK presentation will be held on Saturday, August 25 at 8 p.m. at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.
ADK’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack history, art and music.
The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education, responsible recreation and stewardship.
For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid at (518) 523-3441 or visit our website at www.adk.org.