If you’ve captured a photo of a bobcat or lynx a biologist in training wants them.
B.C Okanagan Graduate Student, TJ Gooliaff says he’s put out the call across the province for photos of any quality to help map the provincial distribution of the species.
He says although the results from the more than 3,000 photos he’s received so far have been as expected, there have been a few surprises.
“Bobcats have been detected much farther north then we originally expected. We got quite a few bobcats photos from the Williams Lake area and even in Quensel, Prince George, and Houston which before we got this project started, we didn’t even think there were bobcats up there.”
Gooliah says he’ll be accepting emailed photos for the next few months, adding that he hopes to create an updated map showing the provincial distribution of bobcats and lynx and if have shifted their range due to climate change.
You can submit your photos by email and indicate when and where the animal was spotted to email@example.com