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Winter Skills of a Naturalist: Animal Tracks & Signs Class

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Winter Skills of a Naturalist: Animal Tracks & Signs Class – Thursday, January 26th from 9:30-11:30am at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

Animals tell stories everywhere they go. Through careful observation, we can start to learn to understand these stories and translate them into our human language. Just as we might shed a hair, throw out a food scrap, or leave our bed a tangle of sheets and blankets, the critters in the forest also leave behind evidence of where they have been and what they have done. But is that print from a mountain lion or a coyote? And was it walking or running? How long ago did it pass through here? This class will help you cultivate the skills to make careful observations and informed hypotheses about the habits and movements of our wild neighbors, from banana slugs to beavers, from damselfly larvae to deer.

The cost to attend is $15 per person and pre-registration is required.


  • This class is rain or shine, so please dress in layers and always bring a rain layer, gloves and hat at this time of year.
  • Due to the content and pace of this program, we are listing this as an adults only class. We look forward to building community with all of you in this class. We will offer a family-friendly and kids program like this in the future too, so no worries! We always cap off our hikes with a sweet treat of our homemade cookies too!
  • Service animals only, please.


January 26
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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IslandWood Bainbridge Campus
4450 Blakely Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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