WILD NAPA ~ Coyotes ~ Jan 11

Get to know Napa County’s wild creatures with our monthly lecture series

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7 pm

Where: Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs St, Napa ~ Magazine Area

Cost: Free. Please note that voluntary donations are solicited via a donation basket. All donations gathered at WILD NAPA go towards speaker fees and coordination time associated with WILD NAPA.

Sponsors: RCD, Watershed Information & Conservation Council, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, and Napa County Library

January 11 ~ Living with Coyotes 

Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote

Coyotes are the most common and persecuted native carnivore in North America. Come learn from Keli Hendricks — Project Coyote Ranching with Wildlife Coordinator — about the amazing adaptability and resilience of this successful predator and the challenges and benefits coyotes provide to both urban and rural communities. Entertaining and informative, this talk will address the fascinating and complex world of the coyote and the practical steps we can take to live peacefully with these wild neighbors.



Up Next ~ 

February 8 Salmon, with Jonathan Koehler

March 8 Freshwater Shrimp, with Scott Cressey

April 12  Oak Galls, with Mary Hansen, Wasp Galls Article  

Previous Lectures ~

August 12 – River otters

Megan Isadore, The River Otter Ecology Project

September 9 – Beavers

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

October 14 – Mountain Lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

November 18 – Raptors

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

December 10 – Steelhead & Salmon

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County RCD

January 13 – Where the Wild Things Are

Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve 

February 10 – Manzanitas, Animals, and Fire

Tom Parker, San Francisco State University

March 9 – Big Year of Birding

Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon 

April 13 – Owls

Trinka Marris, Hungry Owl Project

May 11 – Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

June 8 – Western Pond Turtle

Matthew Bettelheim, (bio)accumulation 

July 13 – California Native Bees

Gordon Frankie, Urban Bee Lab, UC Berkeley

August 10 – Iconic Cats

Quinton Martins, Audubon Canyon Ranch

September 14 – Napa River Wildlife & Restoration 

Shaun Horne & Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

October 12 – The World of Lichens 

Shelly Bensen, California Lichen Society

November 9 – Dragonflies

Kathy Biggs, Southwest Dragonflies

December 14 – Lampreys

Dr. Stewart Reid, Western Fishes ~ Lamprey Program