Urban Raccoons in the GTA: Are We Building a Smarter Raccoon? with Dr. Suzanne MacDonald

July 19, 2017 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto,ON M6R 2Z3
FREE! Recommended Donation of $5
(416) 392-1748E-mail

Join us to learn about the masked bandits we share our backyards with, those wily urban raccoons! Dr. Suzanne MacDonald will be sharing her discoveries from over ten years of racoon research, from where these creatures live in the city, our own feeling about them, how smart (or not) they really are… and whether they can figure out those new green bins! 

Ages: Adults and youth 10 years and up.

This talk will be followed by a guided Urban Bat Walk starting at 8:45pm.

Talk led by Dr. Suzanne MacDonald, York University

Speaker Bio
Dr. Suzanne MacDonald is a professor in psychology and biology at York University, studying animal behaviour in a wide range of species, from elephants to orang-utans to polar bears. Among all the animals Suzanne studies, raccoons are by far her favourite.

Support for the Backyard Biodiversity Summer Speaker Series is provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.