Press Release 3/27/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to present a program about bobcats on Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. The Bobcat  – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in CT, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. The topic of mountain lions is also addressed. The presentation runs 60-90 minutes, depending on the level of audience engagement. It is intended for ages 12 and older.

The program is presented by Paul Colburn, a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC).  The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains participants in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation.  In addition to his work as a MWC Paul volunteers for the Red Cross, The Travelers Championship and Wesleyan University Admissions.  Paul has served on the Board of Directors of Special Wishes Inc., an organization devoted to assisting families facing life threatening childhood diseases. He is past President of Residents Advocating Conservation, has been active in local politics, youth athletics and served on many local boards and commissions.  His interests include the outdoors, nature, hiking, biking, politics, and travel.  Paul graduated from Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.

This talk is open to the public. A $5.00 donation is suggested. The presentation is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please register. For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to our online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.