The Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut
On June 12 at 11 am, wildlife conservationist Paul Coburn will offer a program on our prolific and wily neighbor, the eastern coyote, with practical recommendations for coexistence with this savvy species. Surprisingly, eastern coyotes are not native to Connecticut; in fact, they were not documented until the 1950s and through the 1960s, only in northwest corner of the state. Since then, coyotes have expanded their range and are common throughout the state, using a variety of habitats, including developed areas such as wooded suburbs, parks, beach fronts, and even office parks. Coburn will offer details about the coyote’s history, as well as its behavior, diet, reproduction and interactions with humans and their pets.
Presenter Paul Colburn holds a BA from Wesleyan University, is a graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified trainer in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. He has presented over 100 wildlife programs across the state and contributes to research projects for Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Please register for a Zoom link below.