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Trailside Naturalist – Big Cats in the Preserve at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead

Location: Brown’s Ranch Trailhead – 30301 N. Alma School Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Time: ~2.5 hours

Stop by anytime between 8:30 and 11:00 A.M. to learn about mountain lions that live in the Preserve.

Mountain Lions, also known in North America as the puma, cougar, catamount or panther live in the Preserve. They are almost never observed because they mainly roam from dusk to dawn. During the day these apex predators are masters of camouflage doing their very best to avoid humans. The Conservancy’s Parsons Field Institute – Wildlife Camera Project has captured wonderful photos of these magnificent cats in the Preserve. Come learn about these elusive mammals that have been known to leap 23 feet in a single bound and their importance to a healthy desert ecology.

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