Date(s) - February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Susan Morse is the founder of Keeping Track®, an organization devoted to training professional biologists and citizen scientists in wildlife monitoring skills. Susan has more than 40 years’ experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use and is highly regarded throughout North America as an expert in natural history and tracking. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Smithsonian, Audubon, and Wild Earth, and she is the subject of the book The Woods Scientist, by Stephen Swinburne. She has received the Franklin Fairbanks Award for enriching public awareness and understanding of the natural world and Unity College’s Environmental Leader Award.
There’s no need to hibernate this winter — join Susan, nationally known wildlife ecologist and tracker and get out in the woods!
Winter snowcover provides the perfect means for tracking wildlife, and with Susan as your guide you’ll discover the busy comings and goings of Rowe’s elusive forest neighbors, including bobcats, moose, river otters, minks, fishers, deer, black bears (yes, they do emerge briefly from their dens), and more. You won’t be trusting blind luck, either; you’ll learn and practice science-based methods that will enhance your ability to find animal sign in the first place. Then you’ll learn to interpret the evidence: tracks, scent markings, and other clues. You’ll visit diverse habitats as you enjoy the tranquil beauty of Rowe in winter. Field outings will be complemented by cozy indoor slide presentations of Susan’s remarkable wildlife photography. She’ll also share original research and expert tips that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re a dedicated tracker, or your New Year’s resolution is simply to get off the couch and into nature, discover how rewarding and how much fun winter tracking can be.
Photographs by Susan Morse (c):
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