An Adventure With The Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club

Craig Brant from Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club showed us how to identify tracks in the snow. 

Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club and 14 other people met at the Environment Centre recently to explore the nearby trails. The beauty of the adventure was taking the time to slow down and take a closer look at just how many animals had walked through the freshly fallen snow. By looking at the distance between tracks and the width of the indentation, we were able to identify the tracks of songbirds, mice, deer, grouse, fox and an ermine. Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club goes out once a month to identify tracks and record what biodiversity exists around us.

[Words and picture by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Stuff To Do In The Patch This Weekend (Including Watching A Polar Plunge!)


Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents Latin Heat featuring Marion Newman - Showplace Performance Centre - 8 p.m.

Africville Productions presents Celebrating Difference - The Venue - 8 p.m., Tickets $25 at the door


Kawartha Wilds Tracking Club - 9 a.m., meet at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. An opportunity to track and trail local wildlife (map) - FREE 

Family Sundays at Art Gallery of Peterborough - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., FREE

31st Annual Polar Plunge (see graphic at right), Rotary Park, Ennismore - 2 p.m.

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