CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Supermoon Sunday As we headed out to the Preserve before sunrise, we watched the supermoon as it set over the Coast Ranges just around 7:00AM at the beginning of our camera checks. Where are the mountain lions and the other wild creatures and what are they thinking about this larger-than-usual, bright orb as it glides across the sky, sinking below the horizon just before the dawn of another day of looking for food and mates

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Looking for All-Weather Lions! We know mountain lions are out there but we did not see one on camera today. Our hard-working and excellent crew is in this for the long haul because everyone understands that sometimes it takes time to get the results you’re looking for. And we know that it’s just a matter of time before we capture an image of one of these intelligent and resourceful animals. We know there are lions

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

First Frost for the Camera Checks The air was cold and misty as we began our lion camera checks today. Driving out to the Preserve in the mist and early light, we were reminded of how important it is to keep an eye out for wildlife trying to cross the road at dawn. Even being mindful, collisions can happen but it’s always good to lower speed limit and be on alert for movement at the

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

River Rising – Oh, and Bobcat Kittens! The Cosumnes River is rising again! It’s that time of year when the rains start filling the rivers and we sure saw that today. Just the small amount of rain we’ve had in the last few days had us nervous about reaching our farthest camera, which is located in an old oak forest across the Cosumnes River and a large flood plain. We weren’t sure what we’d see

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Will Changing Seasons and Cameras Bring Mountain Lions? The first big snowfall hit the Sierra this last weekend and the changing landscape at higher elevations can mean different movement patterns for the animals who live there.  A mountain lion or two may be thinking about trying their luck in the Valley where there could be territory to claim and new prey opportunities. Mountain lions can disperse at any time of year. While they typically are