Decifering track patterns is essential for positive identification of the animal that created a trail. Especially in difficult substrates, such as deep fluffy snow, blowing sand, or leaf litter, it is not always an easy task. This class will make it easier. The morning will be spent indoors viewing presentations to better understand various track patterns that animals may leave in the wild. The afternoon will be spent outdoors, working on labs, and also interpreting actual trails of wild animals. This class is a crucial step towards intermediate and advanced tracking. It is always interesting, sometimes challenging, and definitely fun!
with Nick Wisniewski; Location: Orange, Massachusetts; Activity Level: moderately light, but dress appropriately to spend time outside (long periods in one place deciphering tracks)