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Holding Down the Fort: Animal Tracks

Posted on May 14, 2020

Animals have a story to tell.

If we look closely, we’ll find that they’e able to share it with us. Through the tracks that they leave, we can begin to understand more about the animals that live so closely to us.

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Learning to read animal tracks can take time and patience, but it is so worth it. Through the footprints they leave behind, we start to learn more about how animals spend their time when we aren’t watching. We learn where they’ve been and where they’re going to, other species they spend their time with, and how they live in harmony with one another.

Goose leading three yellow goslings down gravel path in summer

You don’t need to dive deep into a forest to find animal tracks—they can be found anywhere. Whether you start looking in your own backyard or a nearby park, you might discover tracks that belong to animals you never expected to be there.

Download your own animal tracks guide and head to your closest nature nook to get started: