Canoe and Wildlife Tracking, May 28th
Sunday May 28th, 9 am – 2 pm
Animal tracks and sign are a sort of language, telling stories of both the mundane and the unusual aspects of the lives of wild animals. Learning to decipher what is ‘written’ on the earth is a way of listening to the land, whether utilized as a form of ecological monitoring and citizen science, a contemplative or spiritual practice, or both.
We will spend time getting the basics of clear print identification and the distinguishing features of major biological families. This will naturally lead us to touch on animal behavior and movement. We will wander some local riparian areas, see a rich area of tracks and try to discern what they are together. Hopefully we’ll have time to plaster-cast some tracks, too.
We’ll spend about 4 hours on a 8-mile section of the lower St. Vrain river, canoeing and looking for tracks.
This workshop is open to people of all gender identities.
$75 includes all equipment, canoe and tracking instruction.
And Canoe Instructor: Lauren Bond Kovsky