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Urban Coyotes Watch Party

Presented by WDET 101.9 FM, Detroit Public TV Great Lakes Now & Belle Isle Conservancy

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Dec. 3, 2021 to Dec. 3, 2021
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Virtual Meeting -- Facebook Live
, Detroit, MI
Free

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As coyotes make a comeback in American cities, researchers are finding them to be remarkably streetwise: coyotes look both ways before crossing the street, they know how to avoid rush hour traffic and they can memorize directions like seasoned cabbies.

 Join Great Lakes Now Associate Producer Anna Sysling to find out how and why coyotes are living in the marginal habitats of bustling urban landscapes. We’ll check out a video about coyotes in Chicago from WTTW’s Urban Nature, a digital series that explores the surprising slices of nature thriving America’s largest cities.
In the video we’ll tag along with noted wildlife biologist Stan Gehrt as he studies the commuting patterns of urban coyotes using radio collars and infrared cameras. Watch the entire series at wttw.com/urbannature.

Joining the watch party are special guests, Dan Protess the executive producer of WTTW Chicago’s Urban Nature series, Amy Greene a curator of education for the Detroit Zoological Society and oversees the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, and Dr. Nyeema Harris a wildlife ecologist at the Yale School of the Environment. Harris’s research explores carnivore behavior and movement, ecology and conservation in urban systems and national parks at a global scale.

Join the Watch Party - December 3rd

Image credit: Courtesy of Great Lakes Now

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