Wildlife Tracking with BEEC’s Patti Smith
Saturday, February 3rd at 1 pm
Putney Central School Forest
N.B. This program is a postponement of January 27th program due to snow conditions. Check iPutney or this page closer to Feb. 3rd for possible cancellation due to poor tracking conditions.
Join Patti Smith, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center naturalist and master tracker, for a walk through the Putney Central School’s wet meadows, stream banks and forest to discover how wildlife are using this varied winter landscape. Snow reveals the presence and activities of wildlife that remain elusive much of the year. With Patti’s help we will discuss the art and essence of interpreting their tracks and signs. We are hoping to find tracks of weasel, coyote, mink, foxes and perhaps a bobcat. Patti is an excellent and engaging teacher for all ages. If the snow is deep, you may want to bring snowshoes. This event is co-sponsored by the Putney Conservation Commission, the Putney Mountain Association, and BEEC.
Directions: Putney Central School is located at 184 Westminster Road (just south West Hill Road). From Route 5: Turn west at the Putney General Store onto Kimball Hill/Westminster Road. Turn right just before you reach the school building. Follow the signs to the Putney Pool, and park in the pool parking lot.