Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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Canis latrans (Coyote)

  • What an athlete! The coyote can reach a speed of 65 km/hr, jump 1.8 metres high and 4.2 metres in length!
  • Coyotes live in fields, bushes, marshes and young forests in the countryside and close to cities. The major part of the year, coyotes sleep on the ground or in the snow, sheltered by a bush or a tree. They use a den with two exits for the birth and early care of their cubs.
  • Coyotes feed on animals, fish, amphibians, crustaceans, insects, fruits, etc. In groups, they will prey on larger animals like deer, cows or sheep.
  • Hunters, trappers, dogs, black bears and lynx are among their predators.
  • Coyotes are active in the evening, at night and in daytime (especially in summer).
  • Did you know that the young are blind at birth?
  • It is possible to hunt coyotes in New Brunswick with a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator License. Consult the Province of New Brunswick Hunting Guide for more information.
  • While there were coyotes in New Brunswick in the 1950’s, their population started to increase around 1970. The disappearance of the grey wolf as well as our forestry and agricultural practices helped coyote numbers to expand very rapidly.

Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling rodents and herbivorous. They have their rightful place in the animal kingdom as scavengers and predators of rodents. They play an important role in our ecosystem and are an integral part of the diversity of our provincial forests.

  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Take time and find out the best strategy in case of an encounter with a coyote.
  • Call a forest ranger or the Department of Natural Resources for more information.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group


Upcoming activities

FREE! April 20th, 2021 - Gardening workshop on soil preparation

6.30 p.m.
Centre 50 of Cocagne, 10 Villa Street
With Bernadette Goguen
Join us for an informative workshop and ask your questions about when and how to prepare the garden soil!
Also, we will have nesting boxes for tree swallows for sale and swamp milkweed seeds already stratified (for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators).

April 24th, 2021 - Cocagne community clean-up

in collaboration with the Rural Community of Cocagne and the Kent Regional Services Commission
10:00 a.m. (in case of bad weather, Sunday April 25 at 2:00 p.m.)
at the Pelican restaurant parking lot, near the four corners

All necessary materials will be provided: gloves, bags and snacks.
Together we can make Cocagne a greener place!

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