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Winter Skills of a Naturalist: Animal Tracks & Signs Class

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm


Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 9:30-11:30am at IslandWood’s campus 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.

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, damselfly larvae to deer.

Cost is $10 per participant.


  • 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!



January 27
9:30 am - 11:30 pm


IslandWood Bainbridge Campus
4450 Blakely Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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