Coyote expert giving presentation at City Hall Feb. 6

Residents in and around Richmond who are concerned about the growing problems with coyotes – obviously we are talking about problems beyond coyotes hanging around the post office waiting for their bat suits and earthquake pills they ordered from Acme – will have a chance to learn more about them.

Residents are invited to learn about living with coyotes in the city at the Wildlife Speaker Series on Thursday, February 6th. Opening remarks begin at 7:00pm with a presentation at 8:00pm. The session takes place at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West in Council Chambers, also known as Andrew S. Haydon Hall.

Coyotes have adapted to life in cities across North America. Their human neighbours may not realize they’re around until they notice tracks in the snow or hear their song at night. Some residents may be concerned about coyotes living among us, so it’s important to understand how we can coexist safely. 

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Stan Gehrt from Ohio State University. He has studied coyotes in Chicago since 2000 and made interesting discoveries about how coyotes interact with humans and other animals in different settings.  The event will also feature displays by local organizations. 

Admission is free and will be on a first come, first served basis.