David Brown’s Wildlife Services

Wild animals that hide from us in foliage and the night can still reveal their presence and activities in a number of ways. Obviously a light covering of snow creates a writing tablet on which tracks and trails are printed. But if there is no snow, activities can still be detected in ‘sign’, a general term for all the other information that animals leave behind as they use and move over the landscape.

Programs for the winter 2021-22 season begin in November with an emphasis on sign discovery and interpretation. The current state of the pandemic allows the total number of participants to remain at 10. However this number may be adjusted depending on the future course of the disease.

Winter programs calendar:

  • Sunday, November 7: Advanced tracking program sponsored by the American Outdoor School. Details to be announced.
  • Sunday, November 21: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
  • Sunday, December 5: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
  • Sunday, December 19: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
  • Sunday, January 2: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
  • Sunday, January 9: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
  • Sunday, January 23: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.
  • Sunday, January 30: Quabbin tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.

Programs for late winter (February-April) will be posted in December.