Public Coyote Mural/Collage in San Francisco

I think this is fabulous! It’s a large public mural/collage which sits above street level, one story up, and can be seen coming down Divisadero Street. I went into the building, Seniore’s Pizza, to ask about it, and was told simply that a group of young adults approached the building owner and asked if they could get up on the roof to make this, and they were given permission to do so. This happened about two years ago. The owner of the pizzeria did not know their names, and my inquiry to the landlord was never answered, so we’ll have to call it “anonymous” unless someone steps forward. In the meantime, enjoy the artwork, and if you are in San Francisco, drive South down Divisadero Street, you’ll see it on the right hand side at #559 Divisadero.

August 12th update received in a comment: The artist is Bordalo II, and the piece is called “Half Coyote”. Please read more about it at this link:

“Even I Need Help!!”

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Hi Janet —

We have been busy with our programs and especially our school visits!

I wanted to share with you a few pictures of some 5th graders who have made Urban Coyote posters in order to share with others the important roles that coyotes play in our urban communities.

My favorite is one of a young boy who turned his coyote into a super hero! (There is a rat in the corner since we talk with the children about coyotes in the food chain and how they eat rats- which keeps the population down).

So far we have visited several classes with our Urban Wildlife lesson and have been able to share with them many great facts on coyote and the importance of leaving them alone and making sure dogs are leashed. It’s been really fun and the students seem to be really getting the message.

Thank you again for all you do! I hope you enjoy the pictures!


[Kat D’Anjou is a Humane Education Educator at the San Francisco SPCA. We met briefly to exchange ideas and information. Her HEART program (Human Educators Advocating Responsible Thinking) conducts classroom visits and summer camps to help students develop and express compassion, kindness, respect and generosity towards all animals.]

“Coyote Wonderland”, Oil Painting by Cathy Carey

Coyote Wonderland, 30" x 30" oil by Cathy Carey ©2014

Coyote Wonderland, 30″ x 30″ oil by Cathy Carey ©2014

I live in Escondido – just outside San Diego, and we have a 1/2 acre garden on top of a tall hill overlooking Lake Hodges and the inland valleys, pretty much a 360 degree view! I did this painting of our garden with Starvation Mountain in the background, after watching two generations of coyote pups. They were born under some bushes a few houses away. I found Janet Kessler’s blog “Coyote Yipps” and I loved the look on this little guys face.  It was the look of contentment and peace with your world I wanted to capture for this  painting.

Roger Hall Illustrates Our Wildlife!

coyote thumb“I had a wonderful close encounter with a coyote in Palm Springs a few years ago and since then I have wanted to illustrate one. The coyote followed me and my dog Escher – who was very interested in it but I made him keep his distance. I also sometimes see them in the regional parks when hiking. The drawing is based on a photo by David Tunick.”


For more of Roger’s work, please press links below, or visit his site: and

Great-Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Hermit Thrush, Brush Rabbit, American Red Squirrel, Red Fox, No. Raccoons (Group), Gray Fox, Burrowing Owl, Barn Owl

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