Predators, prey discussed at Tuesday lecture

PORT ANGELES — Deer and cougars on the North Olympic Peninsula will be the topic for the next lecture in Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series on Tuesday.

In “Predators and Prey: Columbian Black-Tailed Deer and Cougar Research on the Olympic Peninsula,” Kim Sager-Fradkin, wildlife biologist with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, will share the results of a four-year study examining patterns of fawn and buck mortality on the North Olympic Peninsula, and will provide preliminary results on a study designed to answer questions about cougar population genetics, movement patterns and prey selection.

The talk will be at 7 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The final lecture in the series will be “A Witness to Change” at 7 p.m. April 9 at the library.

Janis Burger, an interpreter at Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge, will share photos and experiences gleaned throughout a 37-year career as a seasonal biological technician and longtime park interpreter.

The Perspectives Winter Speaker Series is sponsored by Olympic National Park, the Friends of Olympic National Park and the North Olympic Library System.

For more information about Olympic National Park, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

For more information about this and other upcoming events at the library, visit www.nols.org or email [email protected].

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