On February 4, 2015

Learn to track animals that may be visiting your backyard

Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. — WOODSTOCK — Wonder what critters are traveling through your backyard? Come and learn the tracks and signs of many common Vermont mammals. Learn how fast they are moving, their mood, their most recent meals (with scat) and so much more, at a Working Woodlands Workshop, “Animal Tracking,” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock.

Science Communication Specialist, Ed Sharron will begin the workshop with a discussion at the Forest Center. Then, head outside for a guided snowshoeing experience, tracking animals through the park trails and woods. All ages are welcome. Please dress appropriately for outside, as the workshop will happen snow or shine. Bring a bagged lunch, water and snowshoes. Adult and child snowshoes will be available if needed. 

Working Woodlands Workshops are informative, hands-on workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Learn from forestry professionals, scientists, and landowners. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, saw-milling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help you understand, manage and conserve woodlands.

Reservations are not needed. For info, www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm, 802-457-3368 x 22 or tim_maguire@nps.gov.

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