SUTHERLAND—O’Brien County Conservation will host a guest speaker who will present information on the “Big Cats of Iowa” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland.
William Clark, professor emeritus of wildlife ecology at Iowa State University in Ames, will begin with a brief overview of the history of cats in North America.
Mountain lions that occasionally show up in Iowa also will be featured along with a discussion of conservation challenges, such as habitat loss, conflicts and hunting.
The presentation includes many photographs as well as hands-on items, such as skins and skulls. For more information, call 712-295-7200 or visit prairieheritagecenter.org.