Setting up the remote cameras for the tracking hike on Feb. 1

beaver

Beaver, notice the rounded print. You can’t see it but the feet are webbed.

bobcat

Bobcat, notice the chevron on the back of the track and the assymetric toes. It has a middle finger pointing at you. Susan Morse calls that Cattitude…

coyote

Coyote, notice the X in the negative space. Susan Morse says, “X marks the spot, Spot marks the X”

fisher 2

Fisher, notice the sweep of the foot and the eight toes!

fisher

Another fisher track.

Racoon, notice it looks like human hands.  Better to open up your garbage bins with!

Racoon, notice it looks like human hands. Better to open up your garbage bins with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Folks,
Bill, Kay and I went out to set up the remote cameras for the Kestrel Land Trust tracking hike on February 1 at Marble Brook.  We’ll pick up the cameras to see what we got.  There should be some good pics, we set them up at a beaver trail and a porcupine den!
Today we saw tracks from coyote, bobcat, fisher, porcupine, and beaver.  What a day!  It was perfect, about a half inch of snow that’s been down for a day and night.  Everyone was out foraging and moving around.  Hope to see you on the 1st, remember to register at Kestrel!  Here’s some pics of the tracks, keep them small and you may be able to make them out.  Also we saw a male and female pair of beautiful hooded mergansers, awesome!

And the male hoodie taking flight!

And the male hoodie taking flight!

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.
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