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OFFERINGS

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WOMEN'S WILDLIFE TRACKING INTENSIVE

Women's Wildlife Tracking Intensive 2023 

Dates: January 14, February 11, March 4, April 15, May 20 & June 17

Join a small group of motivated women trackers for a 6 month long wildlife tracking intensive. Programs take place in various locations in western Massachusetts (mainly) and southern Vermont (possibly) in both winter and summer months. Participants will become more proficient with their identification of track and sign of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates, learn to recognize and understand animal gaits and track patterns, and be encouraged to pursue independent learning projects. All levels welcome.

 

Cost: $625 ($550 for early bird registration if registered and paid in full by September 1, 2022 and for returning participants). A minimum $150 deposit is required to reserve a space in the program, with the remainder paid in full by December 1.

Please contact Kathy for more information or to request an application. Note that group size is limited. 

ANIMAL TRACKING 
PROGRAMS & TRIPS

Winter Weekend

Track & Sign Intensive

Dates: February 18 - 19,2023         

Join a small group of adults for two full days of wildlife tracking in western Massachusetts. Over the course of both days, we will be on the lookout for tracks, trails and other signs of recent passage of wild animals, In addition to track and sign identification, we will discuss track patterns and gaits, animal behavior and winter survival strategies. Bring your curiosity and desire to get to know more about who your wild neighbors are, and they will surely show you! No prior experience necessary.

Cost: $225 ($200 for early bird registration if registered and paid in full by December 15, 2022) 

Please contact Kathy for more information or to request an application. Note that group size is limited.

 

 

Winter Wildlife Tracking:

Vermont Wilderness School

Date: TBA 2023

Join us for a day exploring the tracks and sign that animals have left behind in the woodlands and wetlands surrounding Kathy's home in western Massachusetts. All levels welcome. Contact vermontwildernessschool.org for more information or to register.

Animal Tracking: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Date: TBA 2023

Join us for an invigorating winter morning of tracking wildlife in western Massachusetts. All levels welcome. Contact hitchcockcenter.org for more information or to register.

BIRDING BY EAR WORKSHOPS

Birding by Ear Workshops

Dates: May 7, 2022, 8am - 11am

              (5/8 rain date)

             May 28, 2022, 8am - 11am

              (5/29 rain date)

Come to one or both!

 

In these workshops we will be attuning our sense of hearing to the songs and calls of birds and what they are communicating with each other. Combining observation of birds’ vocalizations, behavior and movement patterns, we can deepen our understanding of the language of birds and what they have to teach us about the natural world. Not only will you learn to identify several different species by their songs and calls, but you will gain deeper insight into the natural world through bird behavior and language. All levels welcome. Contact vermontwildernessschool.org for more information or to register.

NATURE WALKS AND WILDLIFE SURVEYS 

Nature Walks & Programs

 

Kathy is available for custom-tailored nature awareness programs or walks with individuals or small groups within the regions of western Massachusetts or southern Vermont. Her areas of interest and expertise include wildlife track and sign, mammal behavior and bird language as well as the interrelationships between local flora and fauna. She is also keenly interested in trees and shrubs, ferns, edible and medicinal mushrooms and other edible and medicinal plants.

Wildlife Surveys

 

If you are interested in learning about who your wild neighbors are, Kathy is available to visit your land anytime over the course of a year to undertake surveys of animal tracks and sign as well as which resident and migratory birds are present in your area. Contact Kathy to discuss your specific interests. 

Fees for the above offerings are $20/person/hour for groups sizes between 4-6 people and $15/person/hour for group sizes between 7-10 people for programs ranging between 2-3 hours in length. Discounted fees are available for longer programs. One-on-one or smaller group offerings and consultations are available as well with a different fee structure. 

Please contact Kathy to discuss your interests or any questions you may have, or to schedule time to meet in person.