Tracking for Practical Applications/Black Bears

Sat., August 8th, 9am-approx. 4pm

Join us for a day of tracking, exploring and learning with a focus on all things bear!

We’ll be heading out into the Gifford Pinchot to learn about the Black Bear.  We will be able to study a cast of a black bear track, and compare it with that of a grizzly. We’ll draw black bear tracks and examine all the kinds of signs bears leave behind from tracks to browse marks, tree marking and tree eating, etc..  We’ll also talk in detail about what bears eat at different times of the year. Black bear coexistence and trail safety will be covered as well.

If we run into other interesting tracks, we will, of course, talk about them, but this class will focus primarily on our Washington Black Bear.
We will meet in Carson, WA and head out from there.  Precise location will be offered upon registration.
Recommended items:
A small notebook and pen or pencil
Something to sit on on the ground.
Water, lunch and snacks
Sunscreen, hats and bug repellent if desired
An animal tracking field guide (you can check one out of the library, or if you want to buy one email me for recommendations)
Camera optional
A small daypack and a walking stick are good ideas.
Cost:  $50
Online registration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 (Kids under 19 must be accompanied by a parent,  under 12 will be considered on a case by case basis.)

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