Upcoming events


Crystal Lake, IL

Chris Anchor, Senior Wildlife Biologist with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, talks about all things coyote. Join the McHenry County Green Drinks monthly get-together at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke’s for info and inspiration, business and pleasure. Come talk about “greening” the future with others.

Visit the website below for more information.



Barrington, IL

Barrington Area Conservation Trust invites Dr. Gehrt to speak at McGonigals Pub, Barrington, IL (105 S. Cook Street). Time:  7-9 PM. $20 members / $25 non-members

Visit http://www.bactrust.org/ for more information and to purchase tickets.


Chicago, IL

"The International Urban Wildlife Conference will focus on disseminating the latest research and information on the ecology and management of urban wildlife, reducing human-wildlife conflict, planning wildlife-friendly cities, and strategies for effective outreach and education. Conference proceedings will include contributions from" (and is designed for) "leading researchers, practitioners, and students from the United States and around the world."

Website:  http://www.urban-wildlife.org/

736 getting outfitted

Coyote 736 was a healthy, young male that was trapped and collared on the southwest side of Chicago on June 2, 2013. His tail had a unique deformity — short, with a twist that resembled a pug's tail, so beginning his nickname of "Pug" (although we don't normally name coyotes, sometimes nicknames help our researchers communicate with the media when referring to animals). We were very excited to learn from this animal given his location. Pug traversed some of the most urban, rugged streets of Chicago and didn't seem to draw attention anywhere.