Winter Tracking Series

For the third 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 4,11,18 and 25.

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 maybe 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 is a nature photographer and has helped MacDonald with programs for the past decade.

“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,...

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