Jennifer Kuroda, founder of the Illinois Bobcat Foundation, will cover every facet of the elusive cats, including history, biology, predator perception and management and will speak about the ongoing bobcat population study by Dr. Christopher Jacques at Western Illinois University. Bobcats, named for their short, bobbed tails, are about twice the size of a common house cat. They use their keen sight and hearing to hunt rabbits, squirrels, small rodents and some birds. They are mostly nocturnal, reclusive animals that prefer forested or wooded areas. Once hunted almost to extinction in the Midwest, bobcats have been making a comeback in recent years.
Hosted By: Byron Forest Preserve District
Where: Jarrett Prairie Center Museum
Address: 7993 N. River Rd., Byron, IL 61010