Our first meet is Saturday, December 19th, from 10am to 1pm.
This tracking club is for adults, though children are welcome to accompany their parents.
No experience is necessary! Experienced trackers are welcome too! There will be two “paths” to the club: one will be to provide a supportive learning environment for people who are interested in learning more about wildlife tracking and ecology; the other is to gather data about local wildlife to create a species list for Leadbetter. We will be using NatureMapping protocols to record our data, and the information will be added to Washington’s NatureMapping database.
The club is free. Participants will need to bring warm clothes, waterproof outer wear, food and water. Knee-high rubber boots are also useful this time of year. Other items that are useful for participants to bring are popsicle sticks (50 to 100 for marking individual tracks), a ruler or tape measure (for measuring tracks and strides), pencil and paper (for recording observations), camera, hot beverage in a thermos for afterwards, and an extra set of dry clothes (if it’s really wet out).
The club will meet in all weather conditions except the following: high-winds, sustained heavy rain, extremely icy roads.
For more information, please call Julie Tennis at 360-642-3029.
More information on the birds of the Long Beach Peninsula: