Dr. Stan Gehrt, a nationally recognized expert on coyotes, will speak at Ward Pavilion in Wildwood Metropark on Wednesday (Oct. 10) from 7-9 p.m. Coyotes have established an increasingly larger presence in many urban areas, including Toledo. Dr. Gehrt is an associate professor with the School of Environment & Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. He is the primary investigator of the Cook County Coyote Project, which is looking at the way coyotes have adapted to living in the Chicago area.
For more information contact:
Lee Richter, Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County
(September 24, 2012) Do you think you are hearing coyotes? Have you seen acoyote at dusk? Or are you interested in learning more about coyotes? If you answered yes, we have something just for you!
Originally known as ghosts of the plains, coyotes have now become ghosts of the cities, occasionally heard but rarely seen. A relatively recent phenomenon,coyotes have become the top carnivores in an increasing number of metropolitan areas across North America, including one of the largest urban centers in the Midwest — the Chicago metropolitan region. However, compared to other urban wildlife, many know very little about how coyotes are becoming successful in landscapes dominated by people.
Please join Ohio State University Extension in welcoming Dr. Stan Gehrt Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7pm-9pm, at Ward Pavilion, Wildwood Metropark on Central Avenue, between Reynolds and Corey. Dr. Stan Gehrt is an Associate Professor with the School of Environment & Natural Resources (SENR) and is the Principal Investigator of the Cook County Coyote Project. His expertise has been called upon both nationally and internationally.
The program is sponsored by the Extension’s Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists of the Toledo Area. Registration is $10.00. You can RSVP by contacting the OSU Extension office at 419-578-6783 , or emailing Lee Richter at firstname.lastname@example.org.