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INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL TRACKS & SIGN DAY

This one day workshop is designed to give those wishing to learn about tracking an insight into a world that often goes unnoticed. It also gives those with a keen interest in native wildlife, such as bird watchers or walkers, a platform to clearly identify and interpret signs of animal presence and activities.

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ANIMAL TRACKS & SIGN DAY OVERVIEW

Your day will consist of a classroom session to cover key subjects, and look at examples of various clues you will find in the wild from skeletal remains to feeding sign and scat. This will be followed by a guided walk to discuss and observe real sign, and test your new skills, before returning to the camp at the end of the day.

TIME SCHEUDLE

The day runs from 10:00-1630, and as we will be out for a good part of the day you will need to bring a drink bottle and packed lunch and wear suitable outdoor clothing.
Tea coffee and biscuits will be supplied at our camp.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Common British mammals and birds

  • Animal prints and tracks

  • Feeding signs

  • Burrows, nests and other beds

  • Scat identification

  • Kill sites

  • Tracking concepts and techniques

  • Wildlife & the Law (protected species)

Conducted from an expedition-style teaching environment in a beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland with an eco-friendly composting toilet.  The camp fire is under cover, and acts as a communal area with a hot kettle constantly on the fire, coffee, tea, biscuit tin and squash available all day.

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PAST EXPERIENCES

"Thanks for a fun and interesting day, it was fantastic to share some of your insight. We’ll be walking quietly from now on!"

 

STUART, HONOR & EWAN

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