Upcoming events


Chicago, IL

Wild Things is for volunteers, professionals and anyone interested in local nature.

This day-long conference brings together the region’s best experts, professionals, dedicated volunteers, and all those who care about nature. Presentations and workshops will explore the latest in natural areas conservation and advocacy, wildlife protection, and monitoring. The conference is for everyone from newcomers to experts. It showcases Chicago area places from backyards to refuges. There is special focus on empowering citizen scientists, stewards, and advocates with information, networking, and good ideas.

Chris Anchor, senior wildlife biologist with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, will be presenting on various topics, including urban coyotes.

Time:  8:00AM - 5:00PM

Location:  University of Illinois at Chicago

Website:  http://www.habitatproject.org/WildThings2015/overview.html

*Walk-in registration might be available*


Annapolis, Maryland

Dr. Gehrt presents at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Seminar Series at the University of Maryland.

Time:  TBD

Website:  http://www.sesync.org/


Barrington, IL

Barrington Area Conservation Trust invites Dr. Gehrt to speak. Time and date TBD (anticipated May 2015).


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/

site near where 441 was trapped and tracked

Coyote 441 is one of the most successful urban coyotes we have observed. This female was captured near the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago on March 10th, 2010. At the time of capture, she was a subadult in excellent condition, weighing 11 kg. A GPS collar was placed on her and we recorded her locations until November 2010 when her collar blew off (these collars are programmed to remotely fall off at a specified time).