Cost of Admission: Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. No advanced reservations necessary.
Join experienced tracker Josh Wood as we explore habitats within the Arboretum to find animal tracks and clues that reveal a wealth of information about local wildlife. Josh will teach us to identify animals by their tracks, recognize scat and other animal signs, and recognize animal gaits and patterns. We will be able to piece together stories from the information that we gather and gain an insight into these animals' lives. All are welcome—beginners and experienced trackers alike! (Dress in more layers than you would for a regular hike and be sure to wear proper footwear- we will alternate between levels of moderate exertion and periods of standing still while discussing tracks).
Josh Wood has been studying and teaching wildlife tracking for over a decade. He's learned alongside many of the nation's leading wildlife tracking experts, presented at the Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, run a monthly wildlife Tracking club for 9 years, and also teaches a Winter Tracking Intensive. He holds a Level 3 Tracker certificate through Cybertracker Conservation. He enjoys trying to sneak up on deer and getting stumped by nature's mysteries.
Vaccine and mask requirements- Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks post vaccines (or vaccine, in the case of J and J)). Masks must be worn for parts of the program that take place inside. Masks required for unvaccinated children.
The Mountain top Arboretum offers a natural sanctuary for everyone.