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MA: Coywolf, a coyote/wolf mix, subject of program

Coyotes come into Holden all the time, but expert biologists who study them are only occasionally seen and heard in town. One such expert will speak publicly at an upcoming program.

White Oak Land Conservation Society, Inc. will present a New England scientist and student of the coyote at its annual meeting at the senior center, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Dr. Jonathan Way, a wildlife biologist, has chosen as his subject the life of coyotes in suburban and urban Massachusetts. He is the author of “Suburban Howl,’’ a book about his research findings. Dr. Way believes that the Eastern coyote has interbred with Eastern red wolves, thus making it the largest of the coyotes in America. He has chosen the term coywolf to describe this highly adaptive, opportunistic predator.

White Oak’s other mission has been nature education, and this program is part of the group’s ongoing wildlife education series. More information can be found at or by e-mailing