|David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
Programs will be posted in this location as sponsoring organizations
request them. Check back frequently for additions.
Track and Sign Identification: Back to Basics
Coyotes, bobcats, fishers and other wild animals hide
from us in the night and behind foliage. However with few
exceptions they leave evidence behind of their presence
and passage. This slide and video program will present
the basics of identification of animal sign likely to be
encountered in western Maine. Evidence of common but
elusive wild animals will be presented, showing how to
distinguish their sign from that of pets and other
Wednesday, August 13, 7-9pm. Hobbs Memorial
Library, Lovell, ME. This program is sponsored by the
Greater Lovell Land Trust. It is free and open to the
public. For additional information see the land trust's
website at www.gllt.org.
Coming this fall/winter:
- Indoor slide/video tracking program. Thursday, November 20, 7pm at the Wilmington Library,
Wilmington, MA. An indoor slide/video program. Free and open to the public.
- Quabbin tracking programs resume December 14. See Quabbin Trails page for details.
- Book signing and indoor/outdoor tracking program. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:30-Noon at
Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Sanctuary. Registration required. Please see the Drumlin Farm winter program
catalogue to sign up at www.massaudubon.org.
- Winter Tracking at Northfield Mountain Environmental and Recreation Center, Northfield, MA. Sunday, Feb
8, 1-4pm. An indoor introduction will be followed by an outdoor snowshoe walk. Snowshoes can be rented on
site. Further details TBA.
- Indoor/outdoor tracking program for the Hubbardston-Ware River Nature Club in February: Details TBA.
Alewife Wildlife Walks
Alewife Reservation is a small DCR property located in the corner of Belmont, Cambridge and Arlington, Mass.
Although the official boundaries of the park surround a mere 65 acres, it is embedded in a larger natural ecosystem
of about 100 acres. Surrounded by high density suburbia, office parks and industry, one might not expect to find
much wildlife there. However, two inventories conducted a decade ago show a vibrant population of mammals and
birds. Sign of around 20 mammals including coyote, both foxes, otters, mink, fishers and beavers have been
discovered as well as an annual population of around 100 bird species. Alewife Reservation is a true "urban wild"
that is under the threat of imminent development.
An October walk is scheduled below.. These two-hour walks are free and open to the public without prior
reservation. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. The walks are sponsored by the Friends of Alewife Reservation. For
further information and directions, please see their website: www.friendsofalewifereservation.org.
Sunday, October 5, 1-3pm.