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Animal Tracking Group Hike

Be a better tracker by understanding habitat and behavior.

Sue Morse of Keeping Track – Animal Tracking Group Hike

“The first step in tracking animals is knowing where to look. The second is looking!” Sue Morse leads a moderate 3-hour hike (or snowshoe!) to teach us how to recognize and interpret wildlife signs, paying particular attention to the relationship between the animals and their habitat. With Sue’s expertise, we will explore portions of the Hay Forest and Wildlife Management Area, situated across Route 103A from the Fells Gatehouse. Meets at the Gatehouse Kiosk.

This program can be combined with a presentation on the previous 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.

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.