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Sep 17 Tracking Club: No Pressure! Seeing movement through pressure releases

posted Sep 10, 2017, 8:21 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 8:24 AM ]
Come join us for Tracking Club at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, September 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

During tracking, we often focus on identifying the species of animal that made a particular track or trail. However, the disturbances of substrate in and around the track can also tell us which direction the animal was moving, how quickly, and more about its behavior. This month, we'll spend some time practicing and observing pressure releases, then move to applying that knowledge to other tracks on the landscape. 

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 Donnie's cell phone at 952-334-5471. 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