Photo: John Tangney
Coyote~ America’s Songdog You will be invited to come along and learn of coyote’s long history on the North American continent: coyote’s relationship with Native peoples and the European Americans; coyote’s complex relationship with the life of Maine’s ecosystems; and coyote’s relationship with us. Come learn coexistence skills that will enhance your life. Come hear the Songdog sing!
Why do We Need Carnivores Anyway? I think I use the following phrase in almost all my presentations: “It hasn’t been handed down to us.” Despite the fact that scientists have learned so much more about carnivores and their immense value in the workings of our planet, human attitudes, behavior and laws in our society toward carnivores have not changed very much in the past 500 years. So this presentation endeavors to express Nature’s Design in the powerful relationship between the predator and their prey… and to answer the question of why this relationship is vital to the health and biodiversity of our Maine landscapes, and our planet as a whole. You will discover connections that will leave you in awe, and realize that you yourself are part of the whole.
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Why do we need Carnivores anyway?
Farming with Coyote and other Carnivores: We who live in Maine have the privilege of feeding our families with the fresh and local food from our farms. We want to support their success, and encourage new farms to grow and succeed as well. So this presentation is meant to be a valuable resource and support to our farmers. Our farms in Maine are Ecosystems in their own right, and so keeping them healthy and biodiverse is a great advantage for our farmers. Balanced ecosystems require carnivores, especially Keystone carnivores like Coyote. So understanding Coyote’s ecology and social structure in the context of your farm, and putting to use time tested animal husbandry practices will enable you to live in peaceful coexistence.
We are Coyote Family: (for kids ages 6 to 12) This is an outdoor experiential learning experience. How do we teach our children to understand secretive, terrestrial carnivores? Well, the children become Coyote! So this is how ~ Children become coyote families with an alpha mom and dad and their pups. They establish their territories, and they know why. They look for what coyote would look for in their territory ~ food, safe places, a den site, nature “toys.” They all create their own unique family howl. I personally have been in awe of what the children come up with, and of children’s response to this experience. One little girl said to me, “I’m going to go home and do this …it’s so much fun” And with the fun, they have learned some powerful lessons inside of them.
My Fees: My fee for all presentations is $150. Please contact me to plan a presentation.