Winter – Spring Wildlife Tracking at Summer Star
The brief snow cover that easily reveals the passage of animals is gone, but the thaw has softened the earth and created mud, both of which record tracks. In addition animal droppings hidden beneath the snow are now revealed along with other ‘sign’ such as scrapes, chews, scent marks and burrows that can tell us not only that certain species were present but also what they were doing. This is ‘eco-tracking,’ relating the animal sign that is found and identified with its habitat: why was it here and what was it doing?
An indoor slide and cast presentation of about an hour will acquaint you with some of this sign. Following a lunch break, we will walk the trails of Summer Star for another hour or so looking for, identifying and interpreting wildlife sign while discussing the ecology of the Summer Star landscape.
Tracker-naturalist David Brown has been studying wildlife evidence for 30 years and is the author of two books on animal tracking as well as a set of portable identification cards.
March 29, 2020 Sunday, 11am to 1:30pm
Trailhead House, Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
690 Linden Street, Boylston MA 01505
Phone Number: 508-869-3434
Register by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Star Wildlife®
“Wild Nature: The Source of All Life and the Cradle for Its Survival”
Photograph by: Tom Murphy from Yellowstone National Park
JANUARY 25TH, 2020 TO JULY 25TH 2020
LINDEN STREET GALLERY
LINDEN STREET, MASSACHUSETTS
“The silence is so clear I can hear my own heart beating. The stars are so bright and thick that I can travel with only their light. The shadows cast by a full moon pull my curiosity. Wildlife seems surprised to encounter me out in their winter world, and I wish to reassure them that all I want is an understanding of their lives, not a disruption of their own journey.”