Coyotes in North Carolina: History, Distribution, Myths and Facts – The Tryon Daily Bulletin


The coyote is considered the most adaptable mammal in North America and has lived in North Carolina since the early 1980s. Their flexibility allows them to live in a wide variety of habitats including golf courses, cemeteries , cities and neighborhoods. In recent years, coyotes have become social media influencers due to the number of tweetstorms and viral social media posts that have been generated, primarily due to the folklore and myths surrounding this species. Come learn about the myths and realities of our state’s coyote populations, and how you and your neighbors can safely co-exist with our wild new neighbor.

This talk is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly speaker series at Walnut Creek Preserve. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit the Conserving Carolina website and the “calendar” tab,

To get to the Walnut Creek Preserve Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Highway 108 E and turn left on Highway 9 toward Lake Lure. Follow Highway 9 N for 8 km and turn right on McGuinn Road (at Exxon station). Go 1 mile to intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 0.2 miles and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden Green for 0.4 mile and turn left onto Wood Thrush Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which will take you to the nature center car park; 179 Conservatory Lane, Mill Spring, North Carolina.

The next program at Walnut Creek Preserve will be on August 20 when Emily Walker and Margeau Lance from Chimney Rock State Park, will present “Whoo Gives a Hoot,” a show about North Carolina owls. Participants will even have the chance to meet some special animal ambassadors (live owls) and see their beauty and incredible features up close! So bring the kids! It’s sure to be fun for the whole family!

For more information on Walnut Creek Preserve, visit Please note that Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only permitted on the property by invitation (a scheduled event or a scheduled group).

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources essential to our natural heritage and quality of life, and to promoting appreciation and understanding of the world. natural. For more information visit,

Submitted by Pam Torlina


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