Wildlife Track & Sign Walk at Great Gains Forest
Mammals, birds, and even insects leave behind tracks, trails and signs of their presence, and observing wildlife track and sign is a great way to learn more about the natural world. Join certified wildlife tracker Dan Gardoqui at Great Gains Forest in Franklin on September 11th from 9-11am and learn to identify and interpret the many clues left behind by our wild neighbors.
Dan Gardoqui is the founder and owner of Lead with Nature, where he consults, trains and guides adults in the ways of nature. Dan is a Certified Wildlife Tracker who has been training educators, scientists and the general public in the ways of wildlife track and sign for over 20 years. He has contributed to many wildlife studies - mostly through the use of wildlife tracking – and offers online courses in wildlife tracking as well as bird migration & communication.
Great Gains Memorial Forest, a 615-acre property owned by the city and managed by the Franklin Conservation Commission, contains well-marked hiking trails, ponds, and habitat for wildlife. This walk is being held as part of the 2021 NH BioBlitz, an effort to get community members out exploring species on town-owned lands all over New Hampshire during the month of September. Attendees are invited to participate in the BioBlitz effort by submitting their species observations to iNaturalist. To learn more about the NH BioBlitz and how to use iNaturalist, visit: https://extension.unh.edu/programs/nh-bioblitz.
This event is free, but space is limited due to current UNH COVID-related policies. Registration is required.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Group size is limited and the entire program will be held outdoors. Participants will be required to complete a simple online health screening before leaving home. Additional information will be sent upon registration.
What to bring
Sturdy footwear, water, snacks, and insect repellent/sunscreen are recommended. Prepare to be outside for the entire morning.