Winter Tracking Series – February 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 1:00pm
For the fifth year in a row, Friends of Redtail Society will be hosting a Winter Tracking Series on Sundays in the month of February.
The event starts at 1 pm on February 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Participants are invited to see animals through the eyes of the track. Winter is an excellent time to study nature’s signatures. Each afternoon fauna living on and around Friends of Redtail land, near Scotsburn, Pictou County will be tracked. Evidence of Deer, Coyote, Fisher and Snowshoe Hare may be seen.
Friends of Redtail Society Board Member, Billy MacDonald will lead the tracking series with help from board member Joella Arsenault. MacDonald is an experienced tracker who has spent much of his life in the woods attuned to observing nature and animal signs. In the mid ‘80s he studied tracking with internationally renowned, Tom Brown Jr. and in 1991 he founded Redtail Nature Awareness Camp near Scotsburn, offering wilderness experiences for children, youth and adults. Arsenault has helped MacDonald with programs in the past through the Nature Awareness Camp and with the Society for many years.
“The track is the animal’s signature,” says MacDonald. “The track is a doorway to a world that for the most part remains invisible in modern society, the world of wildlife not under human control. Tracking expands our experience of the larger environment and activates an ancient past.”
Each week we will meet on MacBeth Road by the Red Sign at 12:50 pm.
Please Note: We recommend that you do not take your dog because we will be walking in wild areas in close proximity to wild animals.
Depending on weather conditions each event will run approx. 1-1.5 hrs, Please dress for the conditions, proper footwear is essential.
Directions: 6 km past Scotsburn, traveling west on route 256, you will see a sign for Elmfield, turn left. Travel about 2 km down Elmfield Road. The first dirt road on the right is MacBeth Road. Travel up Macbeth for about 1 km and on the left you will see the red FRS sign.
This is a free event.
Donations are welcome.