Please call ahead to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960. Join author and tracker, David Brown for an afternoon delving into the art of wildlife tracking. By careful observation of the tracks and sign that animals leave behind we can visualize their activities and learn a great deal about their relationships with their environment. David has more than twenty years experience interpreting the trails and sign of mammals of New England. He is the author of Trackards and The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American Mammals. After an indoor introduction, we'll head outside in search of wildlife sign. Participants should be in moderate shape and the program will include some off-trail tracking. This program will take place snow or no snow and if we are open for skiing, snowshoes are required. Bring water, snacks, wear wind pants or gaiters and dress in warm layers that can be shed as we get moving. Warm footwear is essential. For ages 16 and older. Free, $18 with snowshoe rental.
Please call ahead to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960. Join other outdoor loving young families on a visit to Northfield Mountain's Gnomes Knoll, an outdoor play space for wee ones. Guided fun will include games, tracking animals and creating winter homes for fairies; there will also be time for balancing on logs, climbing snow piles and other winter play. The program begins in the Yurt around the cozy pellet stove reading Ammi-Joan Paquette's book, The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies and, after our adventure in the nearby fields and woods, the group will share cocoa and granola bars around an outdoor campfire. Dress in warm layers including boots, snow-pants, jackets, hat and mittens or gloves. If there is snow, participants will wear snowshoes; if not, the program will be free of charge. For ages 3 and older. Free, $16 per family with snowshoe rentals.
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