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Hoppers, Stalkers & Waddlers: Winter Wildlife Tracking with John Body

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Men kneeling to look at tracks in the snow

Our region is full of wildlife but most of the time, it’s difficult to see where the animals are or what they’re doing. In the winter, however, the evidence of animals that hop, stalk, or waddle suddenly becomes easier to see and to interpret.

Join us on Saturday, February 17 from 10 am – Noon to explore the wildlife of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area in Northampton with naturalist John Body. You’ll learn how to identify the tracks of animals that hop, stalk, or waddle, and see how they interact with the winter world. Plus, find out about the lifestyles of the local porcupines (one of the waddlers) in their high-rise “condos.”

Depending on the depth of snow, snowshoes could be helpful as we may be walking off trail.

The Mineral Hills Conservation Area is owned by the City of Northampton, and permanently conserved with assistance from Kestrel Land Trust. 

Registration is required to learn the meeting location, and space is limited to 20 participants.  This event is free, though donations are welcome. 

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The snow/rain date is Saturday, February 24.

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Date:
February 17
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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