HOPE RYDEN, AUTHOR OF GOD’S DOG: A CELEBRATION OF THE NORTH
AMERICAN COYOTE and ELISE ABLE, OF FOXWOOD REHABILITATION CENTER
give slide and PowerPoint presentations about coyotes that will open
your eyes and hearts.
[email protected] to ensure seating!
This presentation is part of the Ranger Series.
JOIN US IN CENTRAL PARK IN NEW YORK CITY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008
11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Place: the Multipurpose Room, North Meadow, Central Park. The
North Meadow is located in the center of the park, at approximately 96th
street. There are a couple of basketball and handball courts outside.
It’s easy to get to, as there is a subway stop on the west side of the
park at 96th street.
Author-naturalist Hope Ryden has spent years in the field, studying
and photographing North American wildlife. Her behavioral findings have
been published in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Audubon
magazines, and her books have been translated into German, Swedish,
Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Russian. To date she has
twenty-three books to her credit, all of which are illustrated with her
For two uncomfortable years the author camped in remote areas of
Wyoming and Montana, observing and photographing the elusive coyote in
an effort to discover the truth behind the ignorance and misinformation
that has plagued this much-maligned animal for over two hundred years.
This book, considered the classic treatise on the subject, is the end
result of that research. It has prompted comparisons to Jane Goodall’s
work in Africa.
REVIEWS of GOD’S DOG:
this attractive animal under pressure from people who are biologically
illiterate, we need definite information as to the way of life of this
mammal. Ms. Ryden has added much insight to our understanding of the
coyote.” -Roger Tory Peterson
“As the wilderness shrinks, man’s moral responsibilities increase.
Hope Ryden’s book is as full of charm and tenacious inquisitiveness as
the appealing animal she pleads to see allowed to live.” -The
“In God’s Dog, as in earlier books, Hope Ryden mixes love and reason
in her own special blender and comes out with very good natural history
data, a clear picture of what the problem is and a faultless and
reasoned attitude.” -The New York Times
“As either natural history or personal adventure, this is a superb
book.” -Publishers Weekly
ELISE ABLE, COYOTE AND FOX REHABILITATOR, FOUNDER OF FOX WOOD
WILDLIFE RESCUE INC.
Elise, a New York State and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator
has been studying and working with coyotes since 1991. In addition to
holding a License to Collect and Possess, Nuisance Wildlife Control, and
the Animal Welfare Act Class C Exhibitor Licenses (USDA), Elise is New
York State Certified for Rabies Vector Species Rehabilitation, Chemical
Immobilization, and is actively involved in local Dog Control and
Elise is the Founder and President of Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, Inc a
non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education center and sanctuary
located in East Concord, NY. Visit
Elise’s talk will focus on: EASTERN COYOTE: FRIEND OR FOE?
Are you worried about the impact of the Eastern Coyote in New York?
How can we control their populations? How can you keep your pets safe?
What is myth and what is fact where these elusive animals are concerned?
Habits, ecology and the answers to these questions and many more will be
covered in this in-depth discussion on coyotes.