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Farm Tracking 101, Part 5

Field Guide to Tracking Animals in SnowI hope you've had fun exploring the world of barnyard tracks!  If you want to learn more about tracking, here are two of my favorite tracking books:

Peterson's Field Guide to the Mammals --- This isn't really a tracking book, but drawings of tracks are scattered throughout.  I photocopied all of the common ones onto one
11X14 sheet of paper --- perfect for carrying out on the field on a snowy day!

Field Guide to Tracking Animals in the Snow --- Once again, I photocopied out one overview page which I carry with me in the field.  It breaks tracks down into walkers and bounders, and then gives you hints to distinguish species from there.


This post is part of our Farm Tracking 101 lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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