|David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Programs will be posted in this location as sponsoring organizations
request them. Check back frequently for additions.
Summer Tracks and Sign
Sunday, July 22 1-4 pm at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary,
Tracking is not just a winter activity. In non-snow seasons wild
animals leave signs of their presence, but these often are more difficulty
to detect, hiding in plain sight but inconspicuous against a confusing
backgrount. Not only tracks in mud and sand, but also feeding sign,
scat, burrows, scrapes and rubs are available to the alert mind. Spring
through fall is the subtle season, requiring concentration in something
like ecological forensics to find, identify and interpret sign: why was the
animal here and what was it doing?
Summer Star is a private wildlife sanctuary located at 690 Linden
Street in Boylston, Mass. An indoor slide presentation will be followed by
2-hours walking in the sanctuary to discover some of this hidden
evidence of wildlife activity. The program is free; however registration is
Thursday, September 20, 7-8:30 pm at Wolbach Farm, Sudbury, MA.
This video-based program will acquaint you with the field marks with which to
identify the dozen or so species of hawks that can be seen flying overhead during the
fall migration. Life history information will be included. The program is timed for the
height of the spectacular semi-annual movement. The skills learned can be put to
immediate use at any of the traditional hawk-watch sites in New England as well as any
place where you can see a lot of sky toward the north.
The program will be presented at the headquarters of the Sudbury Valley
Trustees. Please see their website for further information: www.svtweb.org