Monday, November 16, 2015

Tracking for Beginners and Beyond at DCP

Deer and raccoon tracks in the soft mud near the Nature Center.
Darke County Parks naturalist and avid tracker, Hannah Linebaugh, invites everyone to join her on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for her Survival Skills Series program “Reading their Stories: Tracking for Beginners and Beyond.” Tracking is the ancient art of following animal signs. Whether for food or fun, tracking is a window into the lives and behaviors of wild animals, but it doesn’t simply end at track identification. Animals leave all kinds of other signs like game trails, rubs, runs, beds, and droppings for us to interpret. Hannah will discuss stalking, wind awareness, and camouflage to maximize the odds of seeing the creature being tracked. She’ll also take a look at the unique late autumn behaviors of Darke County’s wildlife and the tracks that result from them. Preregistration is required for this event in order to ensure attendance; however, the program is free and open to the public.

For any questions about this or any other park district programs or to register for the class, please call 548-0165 or email Hannah Linebaugh at

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