2/22, Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The winter landscape is a fabulous time to connect with the lives of our local wildlife. Mammals, birds (even winter insects) leave behind tracks, trails and signs of their presence. Spend the morning with certified wildlife tracker Dan Gardoqui of White Pine Programs, learning to interpret the abundant clues of our wild neighbors.
Dan Gardoqui has been studying naturalist skills, wildlife tracking, bird language, and mentoring for nearly 30 years. Dan has a M.S. in Natural Resources, is a Certified Wildlife Tracker, Registered Maine Guide, and served as Science Faculty at Granite State College. Through wildlife tracking, Dan has contributed to wildlife studies and served as science editor for the bird language book What the Robin Knows. Dan co-founded and led the nature connection nonprofit, White Pine Programs for 20 years. He currently runs Lead with Nature, where he helps leaders find success and meaning through nature-based consulting services & adventures.
Group size is limited to 15 people, and advance registration is required. This workshop is being co-hosted by YCA and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, but reservations are being taken only through the Wells Reserve website which you can reach by this link: https://www.wellsreserve.org/event/11468/winter-wildlife-tracking
The price is $20/person for members or $25/person for non-members. Participants who are members of either YCA, Maine Audubon or the Wells Reserve qualify for the member price. An additional charge of about $2 is also added to cover the Eventbrite registration fee.
Participants should be dressed to be outdoors for the entire 3 hours – regardless of temperature. Dress in layers. Bring snacks and a drink. Program runs regardless of snow cover. For adults & interested teens.
The workshop will run from 9 till noon on Saturday, February 22nd (with Sunday as a fallback date if Saturday’s weather is too poor).