Gray fox and sun
David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Home Page
Tracker-naturalist David Brown provides several services focused on New
England wildlife:
  • 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
Site Map:
  • 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.

  • Resources provides reviews and recommendations for books and
websites that contain good information about animal tracking.
This site was last updated on August 25. 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.
David Brown
Calendar of  programs - Summer 2014
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.)

Saturday, August 2: Alewife Wildlife Walk.  See the Sponosred Programs page.

Wednesday, August 13. Tracking: Back to Basics. Evening talk at Lovell, ME. See
Sponsored Programs page for details.

Saturday, August 23: Alewife Wildlife Walk. See the Sponsored Programs page.

Sunday, September 21: Tracking Quabbin predators. See the Quabbin Trails page
for details.

Looking ahead:
Saturday, October 18 Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference  at the Connecticut
Audubon headquarters, Pomfret CT:

Thursday, November 20. Evening indoor tracking program at the Wilmington, MA,
library beginning at 7pm. Details to be announced.

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015, 9:30-noon. Indoor-outdoor tracking program and book signing
at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA. Details TBA.

Unless otherwise credited, all images on this site are the property of David W.
Brown and carry either an inherent or registered copyright.

Next Quabbin program:  
Sunday, September 21
Click here for details.

Now available:
Trackards for North American Mammals
The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American
by David Brown

Please see the
products page.

Black bear print at Beaver Pond  Photo D. Brown
Black bears being black, or at least dark brown,
absorb a lot of solar radiation, causing them to
overheat easily. It should not be surprising, then,
to find their sign near water once the spring sun
rises high in the sky. They drink it and even bathe
in it by mid-summer. This is the kind of behavioral
information that one can glean from their tracks
and sign in non-snow seasons. Tracking is not
just a winter activity. The other three seasons
offer more of a challenge, as the signs of animal
presence and passage blend into a background
more confusing and concealing than the clean
slate of snow.
Join us in the "subtle seasons" for animal tracking
where this kind of sign magically appears before
the eyes and mind of the careful and diligent