Upcoming events


Chicago, IL

Polar Adventure Days is a free, family event for the public taking place both indoors and outdoors at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL. The purpose of the event is to get Chicagoans outdoors during the winter, exploring and learning about nature in the city.

The Cook County Coyote Project Research Team is participating this year and hopes to see everyone there! The next two polar day events are January 23rd and February 20th, 2016 from noon to 4 PM.

Please visit the Chicago Park District's website for details and questions.


Urbana-Champaign, IL

Dr. Gehrt offers a departmental seminar at the University of Illinois. 


Akron, OH

Dr. Gehrt presenting for the Akron Audubon Society at Mingo Shelter at Sand Run Park. 7:00 PM; doors open at 6:30 PM.

Coyote 115 at capture

We were not able to capture the first mate of Coyote 1 prior to his death (likely from a vehicle), but we captured her second mate, Coyote 115, on February 18, 2004, at the peak of the mating season. Coyote 115 was in excellent condition at 18 kg (40 lbs). He remained with Coyote 1 constantly until her death in 2010. Their relationship was interesting to observe, where at times they were inseparable, and other times they would take short breaks from each other. Still, they defended the same territory together continuously after 115’s collaring date.