Wildlife Tracking Class in Virginia
Discover wildlife tracks and sign, and learn to interpret the stories that they tell. Tracking is considered the first science. Its importance was paramount to our ancestors survival. A native trackers understanding of the landscape and its animals is unparalleled, even by our best scientist. Tracking will greatly increase your awareness and relationship with our wild allies. Though wild animals are not often seen, they leave so much (like tracks, scat, rubs, trails, etc…) for us to identify and interpret. Come learn to see with new eyes and begin to gaze into the lives of the wild animals around us. Below are the past and upcoming courses and programs being offered.
Ever wonder how wilderness knowledge and permaculture can inform our farming practices? Farfields Farm and The Living Earth School present an afternoon with Doniga Markegard. Doniga Markegard, tracker, wilderness expert, rancher, permaculturist, has lived that intersection and tells about it in her fascinating book Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild. With chapters on[...]
Who made those scratches on that tree? Who left those prints in the sand? How can I tell a coyote or bobcat track from Fido the dog? What is the difference between a trot and a lope and why should I know? Come out for a couple hours on a weekend morning to explore these questions[...]