Updated: Dec 22, 2020
On Saturday, January 30th, 2021 from 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm. we will be hosting a Winter Mammal Tracking workshop. We will use snowshoes to walk on trails deep in the bush and on open fields. We will also provide snowshoes for participants who don't have their own.
This workshop will be led by Bob Bowles, founder and coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist program offered at Lakehead University. https://www.lakeheadu.ca/about/orillia-campus/community-programs/omnp/orillia-certificate-program. Bob is a lifelong teacher with over 40 years of experience interpreting the tracks, trails and signs of wildlife in Ontario.
In this workshop, you will be out in the field and here's what you'll learn:
Bob Bowles simplified method called the 5S approach to track mammals Determine if the animal was walking, trotting, hopping or bounding Observe mammal signs - scat and browse Clues to the size, diet, gait and habits of wildlife
Identify tracks to understand what animals are doing, their routes, whether they are the predator or the prey
Determine the species, when the animal came through the area and what the animal was doing
At the conclusion of the fieldwork, please join us to enjoy a hot drink around the bonfire. It will also be a time for socializing, with physical distancing protocols in place and for any questions you didn't get a chance to ask in the field.
We are offering this workshop at a reduced cost of $49.00 per person, children 12 and under $29.00. E-transfers accepted only or cash upon arrival prior to the start of the event.
For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 249-385-6834.
This workshop is now FULL. We have scheduled another workshop for Saturday January 23, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Reserve your spot now.