We’ve had plenty of snow this week with more to come this weekend. Snow makes for good wildlife tracking.
An enjoyable thing to do in the snow, besides sledding or skiing, is to look for fresh animal tracks. You might see deer, rabbit, turkey, the neighbor’s dog or cat, bobcat, fox or any of several other common animals.
LCT has handed out copies of the Massachusetts Pocket Guide to Animal Tracks at events in the past. You can get a PDF copy online at http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dfg/dfw/wildlife/wildlife-facts-pubs/tracks-guide.pdf
Want to practice before you head out in the snow? Have a look at these tracks seen in the snow at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Sanctuary recently and see if you can find them in the guide: