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 April 15, 2014. 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 - Spring-Summer 2014
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.)

Sunday, April 20. Wildlife walk in Alewife Reservation.  See the Sponsored
Programs page for details.

Friday, April 25. Private tracking program for The Winchendon School.

Sunday, May 10. 6th Annual Warwick Birdwalk. Meet at 2pm at the Library for a
2-hour walk. Free and open to area residents.

Sunday, May 18. Wildlife walk at Alewife Reservation. See the Sponsored
Programs page for details.

Sunday, June 8. Tracking bobcats. See the Quabbin Trails page for details.

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

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, June 8.
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 observer.