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Jan 21 Tracking Club: Squirrel Appreciation Day

posted Jan 2, 2018, 1:11 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jan 2, 2018, 1:16 PM ]
Come join us for Tracking Club at Ft. Snelling State Park: 

Sunday, January 21
9:00am - 1:00pm 

We will gather at the Ft. Snelling State Park visitor center: 

Ft. Snelling State Park 
101 Snelling Lake Rd 
West St Paul, MN 55111

January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Who knew? Come celebrate with us by tracking our arboreal neighbors. Depending on the weather, we may dig into the details of squirrel track morphology: differences between red squirrel, grey squirrel, fox squirrel and flying squirrel; differences between right and left feet. If we have new snow, we may let ourselves by distracted ("Squirrel!") and follow some fresh trails instead. Either way, we can spend the day appreciating the squirrels among us. #SquirrelAppreciationDay

We will gather at 9:00 in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center about noon for wrap-up. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700. Please note that cell reception is poor in much of the park.

Note that you need a State Park pass to drive to the Visitor Center, but you can park for free at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. It is about a half-mile walk past the historic fort and down the hill to get to the State Park visitor center. The Historic Fort parking is located at 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

Click Here for Directions

Ft. Snelling Visitor Center