When: Wed., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 2016
North American porcupine ecology in a coastal dune forest presented by Tim Bean and Cara Appel Although porcupines seem to have all but disappeared from much of northern coastal California, there’s a thriving population in Tolowa Dunes State Park, a unique coastal dune forest on the edge of the continent. This past summer, Tim and Cara started studying this enigmatic species to understand diet and move- ment in different seasons. This talk covers their research to date. Tim received support for this project in 2014 from the Zoo's conservation grant program.