|David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Tracker-naturalist David Brown provides several services focused on New
- Interpretive programs, including animal tracking and bird programs
- Wildlife inventories, including both mammal tracking and bird surveys
- Docent training for interpretive walk leaders
- Wildlife education planning for organizations
- Encounters presents animal tracking and other wildlife experiences from
David Brown's journal, species profiles, mammal tracking tips and tracking
- Services presents information for prospective program sponsors as well
as information about mammal tracking and bird inventories, docent training
and wildlife education planning.
- About presents a bio and background on David Brown.
websites that contain good information about animal tracking.
- Resources provides reviews and recommendations for books and
This site was last updated on March 1. It is frequently modified with new
programs and information on animal tracking, bird life and other wildlife materials.
Thank you for visiting and check back again.
Calendar of programs - Winter 2015
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
the Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.)
New date and time: Saturday, March 7, 9:30am-12:30. Winter tracking at Northfield
Mountain. See the Sponosred Programs page for details.
New date: Sunday, March 8, 1-3pm. Winter Tracking in Warwick (MA). See
Sponsored Programs page.
Sunday, March 15, 10am-3pm: Quabbin Tracking. See the Quabbin Trails page for
Unless otherwise credited, all images on this site are the property of David W.
Brown and carry either an inherent or registered copyright.
Trackards for North American Mammals
The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American
by David Brown
Please see the products page.
In late winter and early spring as
the snowpack thaws, evidence that has
been suspended and concealed in the
snow all winter devolves to the single
plane of the ground where it can be
found, identified and interpreted. In
addition spring mud, which will be
especially plentiful this year, records
fresh tracks as many animals that have
been in various levels of torpor or
hibernation begin moving around again.
Bears, skunks, chipmunks, jumping
mice, woodchucks and others are
added to winter-active animals. Tracking
is not just a winter activity. In the spring
the tracking is more subtle, requiring
greater observation skills, but it is just at
rewarding. Come and see for yourself!
Screech owl pellet exposed in spring thaw. Photo D. Brown