Gray fox and sun
David Brown
David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Quabbin Trails programs * Sponsored programs
Sponsored Programs
Winter-Spring 2017-18
Programs will be posted in this location as sponsoring organizations
request them. Check back frequently for additions.

Tracking the Black Bear.
Wednesday, January 3, 7-8 pm at the Warwick Free Library
The presence of this normally secretive mammal has become more
apparent in our landscape for a number of reasons. While observing
bears at length may be difficult, finding, identifying and interpreting the
evidence they leave behind can tell us a great deal about this iconic
species. This slide program will try to bring the black bear out of the
shadows so that we can learn about its interesting hidden life.
This program is sponsored by the Warwick Cultural Council with funding
from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state organization
Winter Tracking in Northfield
Wild animals live all around us but so discreetly that we may be
unaware of their presence.This program will introduce the basic
techniques of finding, identifying and interpreting the tracks, trails and
other evidence that wild animals leave behind on the snowy landscape.
In this way we can learn about their hidden lives.
Indoor slide program: Tuesday, January 30 6:30-8pm.
Outdoor program: Saturday, February 3, 9-11:30.
Both programs are sponsored by and meet at the Dickenson Memoriial
Library on Main St., Northfield, MA.
Eco-tracking at Summer Star
Saturday, January 27, 1-4 pm at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, Boylston, MA
Postponed to Saturday, February 17, 1-4 pm.
Although wild animals hide from us in foliage and the night, they leave behind sign of their presence and
passage. Ecological animal tracking seeks not only to discover and identify this wildlife evidence, but also to
interpret it for insight into an animal’s secret life. What was it doing? Why was it here? In this way we can put the
still picture of the animal in motion and learn something about its relationship with its habitat.
This two-part program will use a slide presentation to introduce some of the basics of track and sign
identification. Then we will head out into the sanctuary to look for wildlife evidence and practice our skills.
Dress for about two hours in the woods with warm clothes and snow-proof boots. Some travel will be off-trail so
bring snowshoes if needed. In case of deep snow those who have them can break trail for those who don’t. This
program is suitable for reasonably fit adults and teens.The program is free but registration is requested.
To register, e-mail or call 508 869 3434.
For info on Summer Star Sanctuary, see their webstie at
Winter Tracking at Wolbach Farm.
Saturday, March 3, 1-4pm at Wolbach Farm, Sudbury, MA.
As the winter wears down, patches of bare ground emerge from beneath the snowpack and wildlife tracking
begins to trend toward the subtle season where animal sign blends with the background more than is the case
with tracks in the snow. This indoor/outdoor program will acquaint participants with the kinds of wildlife evidence
that can be found at this time of year in the far suburbs of Boston. The program is sponsored by the Sudbury
Valley Trustees at 18 Wolbach Rd., Sudbury, MA. Please refer to their website for information
and registration.

A Walk on the Wildside
Saturday, April 14, 10-noon at Alewife Reservation, Cambridge, MA. (Note date change from 21st.)
As part of the annual Cambridge Science Fair, this walk will follow the North Trail out to Little Pond and back,
looking for animal sign and listening for bird song among other signs of spring. Meet in the reservation parking
lot on Acorn Park Drive. Wear long pants and sleeves, sturdy footwear and bring insect repellent. This walk is
sponsored by the Friends of Alewife Reservation. It is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is
required. See the Friends website for additional information: