Differentiating Wild Canine Tracks from Domestic Canines

In a post about a tracking workshop I led a few years ago, I briefly mentioned how to differentiate coyote scat from that of a domestic dog’s. However scat isn’t always present when you’re tracking – you may have to backtrack a canid for a while before coming upon scat or other scent posts or […]

Windows on Wildlife: The Benefits of Snowshoeing for Wildlife

Welcome to the 32nd edition of Windows on Wildlife! If you have a recent post or photo about wildlife you’d like to share (it can be anything: birds, insects, mammals…) scroll down to the end of the post and add your site. I will compile and post all additions the following week. Please don’t forget to link back here (I’d love […]

Animal Tracking Workshop in Central Massachusetts, Feb. 17th, 2013

I am offering a tracking workshop from 1 – 3 PM on Sunday February 17th, at the Wachusett Reservoir, in Sterling, MA.  This workshop is open to people of all tracking abilities, beginners included.  We will be both on and off trails and exercise level will be moderate. I recommend bringing snowshoes if snow is deep – […]

Coyote / Coywolf Tracking Becomes Red Fox Tracking

So I finally got out tracking for the first time this winter. It was a really nice feeling to walk around in the small woods near our house, and have time to explore whatever caught my eye. I gave myself about an hour (it was bitterly cold last Friday, and I had other tasks on […]

Windows on Wildlife: Reset (and Squirrel Tracks)

Windows on Wildlife is back after a month and a 1/2 absence!  Welcome to the 25th edition –  if you have a recent post about wildlife you would like to share (it can be anything: birds, insects, mammals…) scroll down to the end of the post and add your site. I will compile and post all additions the following week. Please […]

First Steps for Coyote Monitoring Project

When I started writing my Windows on Wildlife post yesterday, I had intended to write about beginning the process of my tracking survey and got sidetracked talking about the mapping project that will be happening at the same time.  One of the reasons is that I really need to understand the space I’m working in from […]

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