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Who’s There? Woodland Wildlife Tracking
February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This program is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Marilyn at email@example.com.
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 often becomes easier to see and to interpret. Even if there isn’t much snow, wildlife may leave signs of their presence.
Join us on Saturday, February 8 from 10 am to Noon to search for evidence of wildlife at Holland Glen Conservation Area in Belchertown with expert naturalist Charley Eiseman. You’ll learn how to identify the tracks of a variety of animals based on their size, shape, and traveling style, and learn how they interact with the winter world. Holland Glen is a beautiful forest in which the Hop Brook flows down through a steep, rocky ravine to create a dramatic waterfall.
Charley Eiseman is a naturalist and botanist who has conducted plant and wildlife surveys for nonprofits, state agencies, and universities throughout New England. He holds an MS from the University of Vermont’s Field Naturalist Program and a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management from the University of Massachusetts. Charley is the lead author of the award-winning field guide, Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates.
The Holland Glen Conservation Area is owned by the Town of Belchertown, and permanently conserved with assistance from Kestrel Land Trust.
Space is limited to 20 participants and registration is required.