8/20/2014 8:41:00 AM Wolf expert to speak Aug. 25 in Petoskey
Michael Cromley's hero and grandfather was the first game warden in Traverse City. He raised Cromley to love and respect the woods and the animals living there. After a long and varied career, Cromley moved back to Northern Michigan and got involved with the Timber Wolf Alliance's speaker group and became a member of International Wolves out of Minnesota.
On Monday, August 25, at 7:00 p.m. Cromley will present his program on "Wolves of Northern Michigan" at the Carnegie Building in downtown Petoskey. He will share the history of the wolf not only in Michigan but also around the world. Some of the topics that will be discussed during the evening are: when the last wolf left the Michigan area over 70 years ago; trying to introduce a pack back into Michigan; the migration into the Upper and Lower Peninsulas; the wolf hunt of 2013 and what is happening in 201;, how to tell a wolf sighting and/or track; what is in the future and how can we help. It will include such items as: the DNR's responsibility, methods for protecting livestock and pets and why breeding dogs with wolves is not a good idea.
With over 50 years teaching experience, Cromley has taught at secondary-level and lectured on the college level in several subjects in both Illinois and Michigan.
He was a guidance counselor in academic, career and personal adjustment at the secondary and college level. In addition, he has management experience in supervision, evaluation, site-planning, service design and implementation. Cromley has also sat on several non-profit boards.
This event is open to the public and admission is free. It is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the Library at 231-758-3100.