Winter Animal Tracking Workshop
Green Mountain Conservation Group
Saturday, February 1, 2020 • 10:30am–12:30pm
236 Huntress Bridge Rd
Effingham, NH 03882
About the Event
The public is invited to join Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) for an animal tracking workshop led by NH wildlife enthusiast and naturalist Barbara Bald at the Blue Heron House in Effingham. Family friendly and open to all ages, folks will be led on a short outdoors walk along GMCG's Blue Heron Trail. Participants will learn how to identify native animal and bird tracks in the snow.
Naturalist Barbara Bald taught science to sixth-grade students in Gilford for 22 years, has worked with GMCG conducting macroinvertebrate sampling, and helps facilitate the Sense of Place program for second graders in schools in Maine. She studied tracking with Paul Rezendes and his senior trackers, along with members of the Appalachian Mountain Club and staff of the White Pines program in Maine. Bald has been tracking animals for 17 years, but with so much to learn about the land and the creatures that live in it, she still considers herself an intermediate tracker.
Participants will be spending some time observing casts of tracks, pelts, quills and more before heading out into the forest to explore. This is a great opportunity for any citizen scientist looking to broaden their skills. This is a FREE event, donations accepted.