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Tracking Club: Hunting for Tracks & Sign: Sun, Nov 17

posted Oct 30, 2019, 11:00 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 11:32 AM ]
Come join us for our next Tracking Excursion at Ft. Snelling State Park to hunt for tracks & sign:

Sunday, November 17
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

Where are the deer bedding down? Where are the mice feeding? Can we find an owl pellet or raccoon latrine? Our November tracking club will feature a scavenger hunt for tracks and sign to engage our curiosity and questions, draw on the knowledge of different trackers in our community, and deepen our understanding of animal behavior and habitat in Fort Snelling State Park. We'll use iNaturalist to document what we find.

This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail. Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for several hours outdoors in whatever weather we may have that day. If you like, download the iNaturalist app onto your phone to collect pictures to share with our tracking community.

We will gather at 9:00 in the fireplace room in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the Visitor Center around noon to share what we've found. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Kirsten's cell phone at 651-785-4650.

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