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Winter Tracking Intensive

For ages 18 and up.

February 16–18; includes overnights.

Location: Soul Fire Farm, 1972 NY Highway 2, Petersburg, NY


Unlock the secrets of the forest! In this joint venture with Tamakoce Wilderness Programs, participants will get a deep and detailed insight into what stories the tracks of an animal can tell. Through two days and nights of lecture and field work on the grounds of Soul Fire Farm in Petersburg, New York, you'll gain a rich understanding of the various methods used to positively identify, interpret, and communicate the information within the tracks we encounter. Topics covered will include:

  • Gaits
  • Track identification
  • Bones and feathers
  • Life cycles
  • Habitat use
  • How to use local ecology to anticipate animal movement
  • How to properly use measurements.

 We'll explore all this while following the trails of bobcat, deer, fox, rabbit, coyote, and more! Simple accommodations and food will be provided.