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Merryspring presents Coyotes, America’s Song Dog

Mar 29, 2021
Photo by: Janet Kessler Pictured are Coyote mates.

Camden — Conservation biologist Geri Vistein will lead a presentation on “Coyotes: America’s Song Dog” in an online webinar offered by Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, April 13 at noon

In this program, Vistein will guide the audience to discover coyotes (Canis latrans), in a way the audience may never have heard this resilient carnivore before. This presentation is described as being not only about coyotes, but humankind as well, since the coyote shares the landscape and their lives with humans. The presentation will also reflect on how life on earth is deeply interrelated and complex, with thoughts on human belief systems, European worldviews, wildlife science and ecology, animal husbandry, and more.

Vistein is a conservation biologist whose focus is carnivores and their vital role in maintaining the biodiversity of our planet. Her work centers on educating the Maine community about carnivores, their ecology, their complex cultures and history, and how humans can coexist with them. She is the Founder of Coyote Center for Carnivore Ecology and Coexistence. More information can be found at and

This talk is part of Merryspring’s Online Spring Talk series. All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing to attend. If participants have not received their requested link by 11 a.m. on the morning of the program, email Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information, contact or call 236-2239.

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