Gray fox and sun
David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Home Page
Tracker-naturalist David Brown provides several services focused on New
England wildlife:
  • 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
Site Map:
  • 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.

  • Products provides information on David Brown's publications: Trackards for
    North American Mammals and Companion Guide as well as The Next Step:
    Interpreting Animal Tracks, Trails and Sign.

  • About presents a bio and background about David Brown.

  • Resources provides reviews and recommendations for books and
websites that contain good information about animal tracking.
This site was last updated on December 15. 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.                   
David Brown

Unless otherwise credited, all images on this site are the property of David W.
Brown and carry either an inherent or registered copyright.
Next Quabbin Trails program:  
Sunday, December
Click here for details.

Calendar of programs Winter 2018-19
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.

Saturday, November 10: Alewife Ecology Walk. See the Sponsored Programs page
for details.

Sunday, December 16: Quabbin Area Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for
Postponed to Sunday, Dec 30

Additional Quabbin area tracking dates: January 6, 20; February 3, 17; March 3,
17, 31; April 14.

Sunday, January 13: Winter Tracking at Summer Star.
See Sponsored Programs
page for details.

Wednesday, January 23: Winter Wildlife Tracking with David Brown.
An evening
slide program. See the
Sponsored Programs page for details.

Sunday, February 10: Winter Tracking in the Fells. See the Sponsored Programs
page for details.  

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 a great deal on these publications.)
Winter Wildlife Tracking
   Little in wildlife tracking is as beautiful as animal tracks on black ice
with a skim of early-season snow. Mammals that take great care in
keeping themselves hidden in foliage and the night, are forced to
reveal their nightly activities by leaving a record in the snow. It is often
said that an animal's trail is like a diary of its daily life. In it we can read
and attain an intimate knowledge of its mysterious ways. But the diaryl
is written in a foreign language that must be interpreted to be
understood. Once it is translated, we can gain an understanding of the
gray fox and fisher whose trails appear in the photo through the
candid information they leave behind. Come and join us this winter for
a tracking adventure!
   Tracking programs begin December 16.