Mainely Phenology 2/24/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn


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Coyote pups are born in late spring following a 2-month gestation period, which begins during a very narrow window—only 2-5 days—when females are in estrus and able to mate. That particular window varies from female to female, but their breeding season is peaking right around now. You may be hearing and seeing more signs of them now—from howling to scent-marking to leaving evidence of their increased movement in search of their mate.