Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
Free lecture and book signing with Dan Flores.
Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
Legion Wing, Veterans Memorial Hall.
1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.
While frequently seen in Santa Barbara County, and increasingly found even in urban areas across the country, the coyote remains a mysterious animal with its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience. Dan Flores’s most recent and acclaimed book Coyote America explores multiple aspects of this ubiquitous mammal, Canis latrans, including its role in Native American culture as trickster and genius, and its incredible survival story during the last 200 years. Despite many and varied campaigns of annihilation, coyotes didn’t just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska, to New York’s Central Park.
A New York Times bestseller in 2016, Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the “wolf” in our backyards, as well as its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner.
Dan Flores is the A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of ten books and numerous essays and articles on various aspects of western U.S. history, including natural history, environment, art and culture of the West. Professor Flores currently resides in New Mexico.
Featured photo: Ginger Wadsworth