OLLI presents “Bobcat and Canadian Lynx: The Big Little Cats”

Kurt Valenta with dog Bailey. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Kurt Valenta will present the OLLI program “Bobcat and Canadian Lynx: The Big Little Cats” Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center on Pleasant Street in Springfield, Vt.

Valenta, a naturalist and educator, will inform us that these beautiful felines are cousins, superbly adapted to the demands of their habitats. Shy, reclusive hunters, they are seldom seen as they range their territories in search of food, shelter, and safe haven. He will trace their past, take measure of their current status, and examine future challenges. Join Valenta for a fact-filled presentation on one of nature’s apex predators. This presentation is co-sponsored by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, affiliated with the University of Vermont, is a local membership program geared towards seniors 50 years and older who want to engage in meaningful learning “just for the fun of it!” The OLLI series programs are selected with input from the local members and carry varied themes from semester to semester including history, art, music, literature, health, nature, science, travel and current events. Membership includes nine programs. Non-members are encouraged and welcome to attend individual lectures for a single program fee. Single program fees may be paid at the program.

The following OLLI program will be Dec. 3 when Mark Breen, planetarium director and senior meteorologist of the Fairbanks Museum, returns for the 10th year to present the history and astronomy of “The Star of Bethlehem.”

The complete Springfield and statewide program list is available at www.learn.uvm.edu/olli. For weather-related changes to the schedule, check the above mentioned website or SAPA TV, 802-885-6248, or call 802-885-3094.

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