Discover the Secrets of Coyotes (Bethlehem, NH)
Wildlife enthusiast and longtime manager of The Rocks Nigel Manley will present a program titled “Secrets of Coyotes” for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on February 14 at 7 p.m.
Coyotes are found in every U.S. state apart from Hawaii and in all types of different ecosystems. These fascinating animals are often misunderstood because of their interactions with people and pets.
“There’s a lot of misinformation passed along about coyotes, but people are really interested these creatures,” said Manley, who is an avid naturalist and outdoorsman and has observed coyotes while in the woods. “This prompted me to study the animals more closely, and I learned a lot while putting this program together.” Manley will cover many common questions and misperceptions in his presentation. Why do Coyotes howl? Do they form large packs? Can they breed with domestic dogs? Are Eastern Coyotes larger than Western Coyotes? Do Coyotes attack people?
Manley has a degree from Reading University in the United Kingdom and has spent the last 30 years working for the Forest Society at The Rocks in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Manley moved to the United States in 1985 with a passion for the outdoors, natural history and cultural history. His programs are based on first-hand observation and experience of wildlife out in the field.
Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org
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), Bretzfelder Park is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. The Park, bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, houses a classroom, educational trails, a pond, and several picnic sites. Two series of educational programs are held there each year, in February and August. The Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series continues with a presentation by widely acclaimed naturalist Ben Kilham “the Social Black Bear”. For more information and a calendar of events please visit www.therocks.org
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