Jane Beathard

In Ohio, coyote research sheds new light on ‘tricksters’

Columbus — Coyotes are even smarter than generally believed. In fact, they are “tricksters,” according to Stan Gehrt, a biologist and expert on coyote behavior. Gehrt presented his findings at the 2018 Wildlife Diversity Conference, held at Ohio State University. Gehrt’s program was one of two at the conference that centered on the habits of the wily (and abundant) predators….

Exhibit puts focus on worldwide poaching

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (known as The Mob Museum) in Las Vegas opened several new displays last week, including one on the international trade in poached wildlife. I volunteer at the museum during winter months and I found the new exhibit fascinating. You might ask what poaching has to do with organized crime? Actually, quite…

Re-emergence of bobcats in Ohio ‘cause for celebration’

Columbus — The Ohio DNR is urging all Ohio residents to be on the lookout for bobcats. That’s right, lynx rufus, the elusive and once-extirpated bobcat is on the comeback. Anyone who spots one should report it to the agency’s wildlife division at http://apps.ohiodnr.gov/wildlife/speciessighting/. After being extirpated in the state nearly 170 years ago, bobcats are once again becoming a…