Nature and You Lecture Series: Ringtails – ONLINE

Ringtail in a tree

The ringtail is a relatively unknown small mammal found in the United States and in Central America. As implied in the name, they have a long, black-and-white banded tail and are stealthy predators during nighttime hours. They are about the size of a small housecat and are sometimes called ringtail cats…even though they are not related to cats and in-fact, are actually related to raccoons. Would you like to know more about these fascinating mammals here in California? Then join us for a Zoom lecture about Ringtail Ecology in the Sutter Buttes by wildlife biologist David Wyatt. He will be screen sharing a PowerPoint presentation full of photographs and information about ringtails from the research he has conducted over the years and is excited to share his passion for this beautiful animal. Please join us!

David Wyatt is a professor of Biology at Sacramento City College and teaches a variety of classes in the Field Ecology Program. He was first introduced to ringtails in 1985 by Dr. Gene Trapp and they have been a part of his life ever since. Dave just completed a nearly decade-long study of ringtails in the Sutter Buttes and is looking forward to his next encounter with this charismatic and fascinating mammal.

This lecture will be ONLINE in a Zoom meeting.  You must register on this page (be sure to include your email address) and download Zoom. (There is no need to create an account.) After registering, participants will be sent an email with the meeting ID and password.  After the lecture, you will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at

This lecture is part of the monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome.  Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. And that term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is suggested, but is not required to participate in this event.


Starts 7:00 pm
Ends 9:00 pm
Location Online in a Zoom meeting. Registration required for link.
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