Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center

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Programs Open to the Public:

Animal Tracking Programs in New England,

Quabbin Explorations,

Wildflower I.D. and Forest Ecology,

Birding,

Sustainable Living, and many more

programs to foster nature appreciation and understanding





Upcoming Programs - Winter 2021





Field Programs

All day-long field programs are $50 per session

The Winter Tracking programs take place in the North Quabbin region, each in a different location. Each day we will follow the trail of a different predator - Bobcat, Coyote, or Fisher. Class size will be strictly limited, and participants will be expected to wear a facial mask in accordance with state guidelines regarding corona virus.
February 7, 2021 (Sunday) Winter Tracking
February 14, 2021 (Sunday) Winter Tracking
February 21, 2021 (Sunday) Winter Tracking
The Track Patterns class will also meet in the North Quabbin region. This class will begin with study of outdoor labs that we have set up, followed by interpretation of actual animal trails.
March 7, 2021 (Sunday) Track Patterns in Snow


Our program schedule is updated as new programs are added. Check back occasionally to find new offerings throughout the year!
If you are interested in receiving an email when new programs become available, please email us at walnuthilltracking@verizon.net and we will add you to the email list.
Please note that all of the above programs are open-enrollment, for the general public. To book private programs, please contact us via email and/or phone: walnuthilltracking@verizon.net/978-544-6083


Custom Programs:

We can design a program to suit your particular audience and interest,

from easy one-hour walks to all-day excursions,

focusing on the native flora and fauna of Massachusetts and New England.

We also conduct in-depth indoor seminars on animal tracking,

and can travel to your location for evening slideshow presentations.




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Our goal is to share the excitement and wonder we experience in the natural world. The programs are designed to provide students with wide and deep opportunities for nature exploration.

"Ultimately, tracking an animal makes us sensitive to it-- a bond is formed,an intimacy develops.
We begin to realize that what is happening to the animals and to the planet is actually happening to us. We are all one.
Tracking and reading sign help us to learn not only about the animals that walk in the forest -- what they are doing and where they are going -- but also about ourselves.
For me, this interconnection
is survival knowledge and the true value of tracking an animal."

- Paul Rezendes, Tracking and the Art of Seeing

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Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center
325 Walnut Hill Rd, Orange MA 01364
Phone: 978-544-6083
E-mail: walnuthilltracking@verizon.net