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Thursday, September 27, 2012

NE Wildlife Trackers Conference at The Trustees' Doyle Community Park & Center on October 20!

The Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference takes place this year on Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at the Trustees' Doyle Community Park and Center in Leominster! 

A great event for anyone interested in New England wildlife, from beginner to expert, we'll hear from a variety of world-class presenters!  Speakers cover a myriad of topics ranging from field advice to enhance tracking skills, to a wildlife monitoring program that depends on citizens' smart-phones, to the controversial topic of whether cougars are recolonizing New England.  Keynote speaker Roland Kays, Ph.D. of North Carolina State University, will present his talk "Camera Traps as Binoculars for Mammal Watchers."  Kays's research includes the use of motion-triggered cameras ("camera traps") in wildlife science - learn more about this kind of research at the project's Smithsonian-hosted website, !

This is put on by the NE Wildlife Trackers, and is not a Trustees event, so check out to find out how to register. 

While we're at it - can anyone ID what kind of critter made these tracks?  Spotted on a Trustees' CR property in Central MA! 


Wildlife Man said...

Those look to be baby snapping turtle tracks. Hard to tell from photo.

They can at least be accurately identified as turtle tracks.

Wildlife Man said...

Those are turtle tracks. Hard to tell from the photo, but I want to say baby snapper.