|David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Tracker-naturalist David Brown provides several services focused on New
- Interpretive programs, including animal tracking and bird programs
- Wildlife inventories, including both mammal tracking and bird surveys
- Docent training for interpretive walk leaders
- Wildlife education planning for organizations
- Encounters presents animal tracking and other wildlife experiences from
David Brown's journal, species profiles, mammal tracking tips and tracking
- Services presents information for prospective program sponsors as well
as information about mammal tracking and bird inventories, docent training
and wildlife education planning.
- About presents a bio and background on David Brown.
websites that contain good information about animal tracking.
- Resources provides reviews and recommendations for books and
This site was last updated on March 21. It is frequently modified with new
programs and information on animal tracking, bird life and other wildlife materials.
Thank you for visiting and check back again.
Unless otherwise credited, all images on this site are the property of David W.
Brown and carry either an inherent or registered copyright.
Calendar of programs -Winter 2016-17
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
the Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.
Sunday, February 19. Quabbin Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
Saturday, February 25. Winter Tracking at Barre Falls with the Ware River
Nature Club. See the Sponsored Programs page for details.
Sunday, March 5. Quabbin Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
Sunday, March 19. Quabbin Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
Saturday, March 25. Alewife Wildlife Walk. See the Sponsored Programs page.
Sunday, April 2. Quabbin Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
Saturday, April 8. Wildlife Tracking at Northwest Park, Windsor, CT. See the
Sponsored Programs page for details.
Saturday, April 23. Quabbin Tracking. New date. See the Quabbin Trails page for
|Books and Identification Cards by David Brown:
- Trackards for North American Mammals
- The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American
- The Next Step: Interpreting Animal Tracks, Trails and Sign
(See the Products page for more information)
The intense March sun softens the snowpack
and brings the whole snow column to even
temperature, ready to thaw. Patches of brown
appear on south facing hillsides, redolent with the
almost forgotten smells of damp earth. Tunnels of
shrews and red squirrels, long hidden in the snow,
reveal a winter's worth of activity below our feet.
Bears, such as the one at left, emerge from torpor
and roam abroad, looking for something to eat:
beech nuts concealed and refrigerated in the snow
pack, acorns whose tannin has been leached away
in the thaw, ash samaras still clinging to the trees.
Woodpeckers start drumming on hollow tree trunks,
chickadees begin their two-note spring call and
coastal migrants begin showing up in open water
inland. There is an air of expectancy abroad as the
beaver ponds thaw and the wild calls of goshawks
echo in the woods. The subtle season for the wildlife
tracker begins. Come and join us!