Journey Ironies

My wife likes to mention certain ironies. She once journeyed to El Paso, Texas where she hoped to see coyotes on every street corner. However, she had to return to Simsbury, Connecticut to actually have that experience. The nights this summer have been particularly heavy with their yammering as these animals move at night through the fields of West Simsbury and often through our yard.

But I’m wondering why they’re so active this summer? They sound like they’re moving about in large packs. Is there some naturalist about who can answer this question?