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Love Notes and Tweets from the Forest: Making Sense of Scent Markings

Sue Morse of Keeping Track presents: “Love Notes and Tweets from the Forest: Making Sense of Scent Markings”.

Learn about Sue Morse’s original research on various cryptic carnivore scent-marking behaviors. Sue has proven that this information can powerfully guide wildlife researchers and aspiring naturalists as they seek to effectively deploy remote cameras. Learn how to target a variety of scent marking stations for fisher, bobcat, black bear, river otter, moose, white-tailed deer, red fox, coyote, and hopefully, the recolonizing cougar and wolf. A day in the field with Sue will empower you to find evidence of this exciting and varied animal communication.

This program can be combined with a group hike on the following day for a discounted fee for both events. Presentation only: members; $15, nonmembers $20. Hike only: members $25, nonmembers $30. Combined presentation and hike: members $35; nonmembers $45.

Advance registration requested. To register, call 603-763-4789 ext. 3.

Meets in the John Hay Classroom at the Gatehouse.

Sue Morse, the founder of Keeping Track®, is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of the top wildlife trackers in North America. Since 1977, she has been monitoring wildlife, with an emphasis on documenting the presence and habitat requirements of bobcat, black bear, Canada lynx and cougar. She manages her own forestry consulting business, writes a regular column for Northern Woodlands magazine, and illustrates her work with her stunning wildlife photography. She is the author and primary photographer for A Guide to Recognizing the Florida Panther, Its Tracks and Sign. Among Sue’s many awards is the Environmental Leader Award from Unity College. She has also won the Franklin Fairbanks Award for lifelong work enriching the awareness and understanding of the natural world among New England residents. Sue has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and in numerous magazines such as Adirondack Life, Amicus Journal, Audubon, Forest, Nature Conservancy, Ranger Rick, Smithsonian, Vermont, and Wild Earth. Sue lives in Jericho, Vermont.

Later Event: February 15
Animal Tracking Group Hike