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A Year with the Urban Gray Fox

Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

The Friends of San Pedro Valley Park are pleased to welcome Bill Leikam, also known as “The Fox Guy,” for a Zoom webinar on Saturday, November 11th at 7 pm.  He is a researcher and author of a book on foxes, ‘Road to Fox Hollow.’  Bill will present his lecture entitled “A Year with the Urban Gray Fox,” which will be an in-depth introduction to the Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus townsendi).  Bill will first give us an overview of the gray fox, followed by the natural life cycle of the fox, how and when foxes pair-up, have pups, raise them through to adulthood and then disperse to find territory and mates of their own.  Join us to learn about the gray foxes that reside in San Pedro Valley Park.

About the Speaker:  William Leikam states that science has been an important thread throughout his life. He has conducted research on the behavior of the gray fox. Thirteen years ago, he began documenting, photographing, and studying the behavior of the gray fox. This study resulted in the development of the Urban Wildlife Research Project. His pioneering work has attracted a great deal of attention from the press and there have been three documentaries filmed about his work with the gray foxes. There has been a news article published in Bay Nature, a documentary by Syler Peralta-Ramos, Stanford University, produced at Stanford University entitled The Foxes, My Professors.  He was a contributor to a field guide Canids of the World: Wolves Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, and Their Relatives by Dr. Jose R. Castello and wrote a book entitled Road to Fox Hollow.

To participate in this Webinar, please register in advance using the following link.  Include your name and email address to register. You will then get a confirmation email with further instructions, and reminder emails closer to the event.


Saturday, November 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST