Meet Vermont's Wildlife
Vermont's Wildlife needs your attention. In fact, Your interest is going to be crucial to the ongoing survival of many species. That means getting to know them in their often invisible world within the ecosystem. We want to highlight a few resources to help you get better acquainted. And we would love to hear from you if you learn of others we should know about.
Highly recommended is Mary Holland's Naturally Curious, Day by Day: A Photographic Field Guide and Daily Visit to the Forests, Fields and Wetlands of Eastern North America (2016).
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years. The story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City.
For the latest scientific research on the coywolf, check out this website: http://www.easterncoyoteresearch.com/