Thursday, 14 January 2016 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Meet the Coywolf
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 — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Discover more about Meet the Coywolf, a production of CBC’s “The Nature of Things,” here.
The documentary screening will follow an enlightening and informative talk by Brad White, who obtained his PhD in Biology from McMaster University and became Chair in the1990s. He has served on the Board of the Royal Botanical Gardens and is currently a member of the Biodiversity Programs Committee. He and Mark Sproule-Jones led the Ecowise project that studied the Restoration of Hamilton Harbour. At Trent University, he uses DNA technology to study a range of Biological problems, and this led to the identification of the eastern wolf in Algonquin Provincial Park; a wolf evolutionary distinct from the gray wolf.
The Evening’s Itinerary:
7 pm – Introduction by Cootes to Escarpment
7:10 pm – Brad White
8 pm – Short break
8:10 pm – Meet the Coywolf documentary screening
Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System
The evening will be sponsored in part by Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, a collaborative initiative of ten local government and non-profit organizations in the Burlington-Hamilton area, at the southwestern end of Lake Ontario. Together, our partner organizations own or manage almost 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) of natural lands in this area, and are working together to protect, connect and restore the natural lands, and to deliver sustainable recreation and education opportunities. Find out more at their website:cootestoescarpment.ca.
McMaster University – http://www.mcmaster.ca/nature/
McMaster Outdoor Club – https://macadventurerec.ca/