University Connected Learning
Early December, when the ground is lightly covered with snow, is a perfect time to see animal tracks--and the conditions also allow easy walking. There's a good chance of finding moose, elk, deer, rabbit, squirrel, and other small rodent tracks to explore as we walk along streams and through meadows. If we're lucky, we could also spot coyote, porcupine, bear, mountain lion, and bobcat. We'll investigate the particular characteristics, size, age, and direction of travel of the tracks we see, as well as look at scat and how it relates to the animal identification process.