We've already talked about tracking some poo/scat in the winter. This past week, we focused on tracks. We put on our detective senses to figure out who has been in the woods.
On the way, we made some of our own tracks:
On our walk, we saw: rabbit tracks, coyote tracks, and deer tracks. (and people and dog and angel tracks too)
We followed some deer tracks through the woods and they led us past a fairy estate. We didn't see any fairy tracks in the snow, so maybe they are hibernating.
We talked about the various ways of moving through the snow. Some animals are hoppers (rabbits, squirrels, mice). Some are waddlers (raccoons, wild turkeys). Some are walkers (deer, coyote, fox). What are you?
Here we are, tracking a dear deer.
Here are some more tracks. Can you guess what they are?
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