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October Tracking Club: Scavenger Hunt

posted Oct 4, 2018, 1:47 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 1:47 PM ]
Come join us for our next Tracking Excursion at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, October 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


We enter wildlife tracking with our senses open to appreciate the subtle detail of the tracks and sign we see in the field. Sometimes our focus can get very involved as we look at the shape, edge, depth, and other details of a track to the exclusion of other signs of nature around us. This month we will expand our awareness to observe more than what shows up in a mud puddle (but we will do a fair amount of that too!).

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 about noon for a brief mapping exercise and wrap-up session. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Rob's cell phone at 612-369-2718. 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