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ADV - Interpreting Tracks and Animal Sign

Duluth Folk School website

1917 W Superior St
Duluth , MN 55806

Tracks and animal sign can be among the most commonly viewed aspects of some species lives. Not often do we see wolves or bobcats, but along the right trail at the right time, you can easily find their sign. Often, when traversing the Sax-Zim Bog, tracks are encountered. But how do you know if you are looking at dog vs wolf tracks? What does a marten track look like? What is the difference between a hole made by a Downy Woodpecker and a Black-backed Woodpecker or a Pileated Woodpecker? This training will cover some of the basics of animal tracking, tracks, and other animal sign, both in class and in the field. We will also take time working on ways to interpret sign, as part of a program or otherwise.

We will plan on meeting at the Duluth Folk School for our morning session, and then travel to the Sax-Zim Bog for our afternoon session.

Plan on bringing a lunch and any other snacks and water you may need for the day. Also, be willing to car pool from Duluth to the Sax-Zim Bog. There will be some light hiking done in wintery conditions. Accommodations can be made for reduced mobility if needed.

The course cost is $50 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Clinton Nienhaus

Sponsor Information

Friends of Sax Zim Bog


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