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 October 2. 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 - Fall 2014
(Additional programs will be added as they are scheduled; For more information, see
Quabbin Trails page or the Sponsored Programs page.)

Sunday, October 5, 1-3pm: Wildlife walk at Alewife Reservation. See
www.friendsofalewifereservation. org for details.

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

Quabbin Tracking programs resume: Sunday, December 14

Looking ahead:
Thursday, November 20, 7pm:. Evening indoor tracking program at the Wilmington,
MA, library.

Mid-January, 2015: Staff and environmental educator training at Northfield
Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. Details TBA.

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

Sunday, Feb 8, 1-4pm: Indoor/outdoor public tracking workshop at the Northfield
Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. Details TBA.

February, 2015: Indoor-outdoor tracking workshops for the Hubbardston-Ware
River Nature Club. In Hubbardston. Details and dates 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, December 14
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.

      On my annual sojourn to north-central
Arizona, we spend a lot of time searching the dry
washes for animal sign. In the process I am often
reminded of the need to observe intensely. Unlike
winter tracking in New England in which tracks and
trails stand out from the background as black or at
least gray on white, tracks in the sandstone
hardpan in the draws and canyons of Arizona are
red on red, showing little contrast between track
and context. A casual glance at the ground will
show you nothing. Only intense concentration and
a mental catalogue of search images accumulated
by experience will reveal magically the left hind
print of a cougar where at first you thought there
was nothing at all.
Cougar on sandstone  Photo D. Brown