Tracking the Neighborhood

Hello everybody, 

This week we are all about tracking the animals in our neighborhoods. Make sure you are finding some soft sand where you can track prints. Dirt roads are great or some sandy spots in your yard. Look up into the trees, check for holes, and look for scat.

You’ll be amazed by the wide variety of tracks and traces you can find. Please share your findings with me and send them to

Have Fun! Stefanie


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