The Way of Coyote Events


Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds

Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds with Gavin Van Horn

Thursday, December 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

Presented in partnership with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Chicago Collections Consortium's Wild in the City digital exhibit, we invite you to join animist, wanderer, and writer Gavin Van Horn to discover how our paths are crisscrossed by the tracks and flyways of various species. Through his unique approach to storytelling, Van Horn will weave myth with science, ecological loss with abundance, and reflect on the role wildlife can play in waking us to a shared sense of place and fate. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.. A cash bar and refreshments will be available. Copies of Gavin’s latest book, The Way of Coyote, will also be available for purchase. Register here.

Click here to learn more about the Chicago Collections Consortium's digital exhibit, Wild in the City: Chicagoland's Urban Ecology.


Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

2020 Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Winter Lecture Series

Wednesday, January 29, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Midewin Welcome Center
30239 S. State Rte. 53, Wilmington, IL

In a talk titled, "Desire Lines: Daring to Follow Trickster Coyotes and Rambling Bison," Gavin Van Horn will share readings and reflections from his recent book The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds. He will discuss how wildlife can further connect us to the importance of re-storying Chicagoland, from our backyards to the bioregion. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo: Arthur Melville Pearson

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