Friends of Redtail Society hosts their Winter Tracking Series on Sundays in the month of February.
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.”
Pre-registration is required
You are welcome come to just one or more of the tracking days. You do not have to attend all four to be apart of the Sunday tracking series.
Please Note: We ask 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.
This is a free event! Look for our Facebook update for dates and times.
Donations are welcome