Location- Upstairs Conference of the Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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The coyote’s stunning ability to live alone or in groups, its spread from the Great Plains and western deserts across the continent, and its success in a land where rampant environmental change and spreading cities have so altered the landscape, renders it remarkably similar to another successful species, for whom it has long served as an avatar: human beings. Dan Flores will describe the coyote’s remarkable, even epic biography from its evolutionary origins in North America more than 5 million years ago to its most recent adventures in urban America. It is a wildlife story from which we can learn a great deal about ourselves.
The Coyote’s Biography is part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sustainability Series focusing on fostering sustainable practices in Northern New Mexico. Our Sustainability Series this year will take place in April in celebration of the month of Earth Day.
About your Lecturer – Dan Flores is A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of the History of the American West at the University of Montana. The author of ten books, he has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as numerous national magazines. Flores is the author most recently of American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains, which received the 2017 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, and Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, a New York Times Bestseller, winner of the 2017 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, and a Finalist for PEN America’s 2017 E. O. Wilson Prize in Literary Science Writing. Flores lives in the Galisteo Valley outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.