The Trickster: Coyotes of Joshua Tree National Park

The Trickster: Coyotes of Joshua Tree National Park
Brand: Desert Institute
Product Code: Field Class 735
Availability: 7
Price: $60.00

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Date/Time: Saturday, November 16, 9 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Black Rock Canyon Campground, 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Fee: $50 JTNPA/PINE member $60 non members
   
Instructor: Liz Hile, Animal Curator, The Living Desert
Hike Level: Moderate

 The Joshua Tree desert environment’s stark beauty does not lend itself to visions of abundant wildlife, especially the larger species.  The desert is, however, surprisingly full of animal life. One of the larger and most successful natives is the coyote (Canis latrans).  As comfortable a city dweller as a resident of remote desert regions, his cunning and intelligence are legendary.  Limited to northern Mexico and the central states when Europeans came to North America, their range now extends from Panama to Canada and every state including Alaska. Legend portrays him as full of contradictions. Both wise and foolish, frivolous and cunning, the loser who remains unbeaten, and keeper of magic, he is portrayed as the breaker of boundaries that eventually learns from his own folly. Join Liz Hile, Curator of Animals at The Living Desert, in examining just what makes the coyote such a fascinating and prevailing survivor, and explore the desert environment in which it thrives.

 If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. Please enter the registrants name exactly as it appears in our membership database. If you are not a member you can become one here. Simply add membership to the cart and choose the discounted class in the options above.

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