NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina’s Protect Our Wildlife (POW) and Environmental clubs will welcome mountain lion expert William Betty, a Rhode Island native, who will present a free, public lecture on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7-9 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in the O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue.
Betty is a member of the Eastern Puma Research Network and has had more than a dozen personal sightings and close encounters with cougars, also commonly known as mountain lions, pumas or panthers. He collects cougar reports and evidence, and speaks regularly at events around the country. Betty advocates that cougars are roaming the woods in states all along the eastern seaboard.
In his PowerPoint presentation, Betty will show sighting photographs from Colorado to Connecticut, and cover all aspects of mountain lion behavior, from reproduction to predation, from life span to habituation.
The Eastern Puma Research Network is a non-profit volunteer research study group of semi and professional scientists to collect, evaluate & investigate king cat reports in Eastern North America.
Salve Regina’s Environmental Club spreads awareness of environmental issues and the POW Club raises awareness about the conditions of habitats, natural and manmade, and about the way people treat creatures around the world.