Guelph workshop teaches secrets of animal tracks

December 9, 2016 by  

The snowy days of winter are on the way for Guelph, but that doesn’t mean that people have to stop enjoying watching local wildlife, as many species are active even when it’s cold. An upcoming workshop will equip its participants with skills they can use to observe and read the messages in animal tracks.

The session, which is being facilitated by guest instructor Tamara Anderson, will take place both inside and outside the classroom. Those who take part will learn how to identify the tracks left by the area’s mammals and other wildlife and also what sort of information their characteristics can provide. Part of the time will also be spent on an introduction to identifying scat.

During the outdoor portion of the day, the class will head outdoors to find and follow animal trails in a natural setting. Each person will be given a copy of the handbook “ The Mammals of the Arboretum”, which will provide more information about tracking. A booklet printing company can provide customized bound materials such as this.

The cost for the Animal Tracking workshop, which will be held on January 20th in the University of Guelph Arboretum, is $75.00 if for those who sign up before January 12th. After that date, the fee will be $85.00. Anyone who would like to register or find out more can do so on the Visit Guelph website.