Annual Meeting and Public Lecture: Coyotes in our Cities & Suburbs with Carol Henger
Join us for our Annual Meeting followed by a public lecture on “Urban Coyotes” with Carol Henger on Wednesday, May 23rd, at the Katonah Village Library.
Coyotes are now found in nearly every U.S. city and town. These elusive and highly adaptable creatures are changing their behavior to adjust to new environments, including our backyards. So knowing more about our new neighbors is becoming increasingly important. However, their elusive nature makes them difficult to study. Carol Henger, PhD Candidate at Fordham University, studies and tracks New York City’s urban and suburban coyotes by examining DNA from their scat. Carol will discuss coyotes’ local history, behavior, diet, and movement patterns. In addition, Carol will talk about human interactions with urban and suburban coyotes and what to do should you encounter one of these fascinating animals.
Carol Henger is a 4th year Doctoral student in Biological Sciences at Fordham University. Previously, Carol worked as a Primate Keeper at the Bronx Zoo. She is interested in wildlife ecology in urban environments.
The program will be held in the Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library. Please join us for for our Annual Meeting and Board elections at 7pm (with refreshments beginning at 6:30). The lecture begins at 7:30. The cost is free, but donations are welcome! No registration necessary — see you there!
(And please bring a reusable mug to reduce your ecological footprint.)