This short video demonstrates how researchers at MPG Ranch seek new ways to protect and study the mountain lion population through non-invasive means (no interaction). The trail cam footage is awesome. Warning: You may experience a state of peacefulness and tranquility.
MPG is a wildlife research center located in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Their documentary, Grounded, about the unintentional poisoning of the species they studied, garnered multiple film festival awards.
Scientists at Purdue University developed a new super-white acrylic paint that reflects 95.5 percent of sunlight and can save energy for urban dwellers. Wow!
"A surface painted with the whitest white can be eight degrees Fahrenheit cooler. At night, the difference is even more pronounced, at up to 19 degrees." Below is a photo taken in 2012 on a hill-top overlooking Oia, Santorini, Greece.
Each year, many people partake in summer park events, including campfire talks and guided hikes. This summer, we'll be talking about the trail cams and some great captures, including this beautiful mountain lion.
Some folks will almost certainly reconsider that long hike after seeing the footage. Fortunately, animals will smell you before they hear or see you, and avoid you. Mountain lions will change track when hearing human voices.
Annual trail cam data provides important information for helping wildlife live freely, in a healthy and resilient ecosystem. Humans play a big part in monitoring population numbers, protecting biodiversity, and studying migration patterns and behaviors. Climate change impacts animal migration.
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