Conservation biologist Geri Vistein will speak about the wily coyote during a talk at Thomaston Public Library Thursday, Aug. 22.

Vistein's program focuses on the role coyotes play in Maine's ecosystem and how people may best co-exist with them. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation with photos and maps, and audio recordings of coyotes singing and howling, Vistein's presentation is inclusive, touching upon anthropology, archaeology, history, Native American life, poetry, psychology, human belief systems, science and ecology, animal husbandry, and much more.

"This presentation gives community members a chance to come together and share your own stories, ask questions you have been wanting to ask, and share a dialogue that helps us all to understand better our very deep-rooted relationships with all life, including our fellow humans. Come hear the Song Dogs Sing!" Vistein said in a news release.