Wildlife Tracking Class
WHAT: Learn to track wildlife with guide, Peter Callen
WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte
WHEN: Saturday, August 23 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
FEE: FREE, however, $5.00 suggested donation to Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of New Mexico
INSTRUCTIONS: Call (505)897-8831 to register.
A short walk along the Bosque trail with certified wildlife track and sign researcher, Peter Callen, will open up a world of life that often remains quietly hidden. The "tracks of the day" will first be identified by participants, followed by lively discussions of which animals live in the Bosque. Guests will "see" who lives there by the tracks and signs left on the ground, in the trees and stems, and along the river's edge in this look into the stories beneath our feet.
Peter Callen has been leading wildlife track and sign monitoring teams throughout central NM for the past 4 years. Monthly monitoring continues along Las Huertas Creek and along I-25 north of Bernalillo. Also, Peter is currently leading a team of volunteers in a Black Bear population survey conducted by an NMSU graduate student. This project draws on many volunteers from the Sandia Mt. Black Bear Collaborative, a multi-agency and NGO collaborative working to gather better information on our Sandia Mt. Black Bear population.
To volunteer for wildlife monitoring projects or for more information contact Peter Callen at: [email protected]
Visit the Pathways website at http:/pathwayswc.wordpress.com