There was a lot of rain today on a tracking trip to Oxbow Park but some interesting finds were discovered by our tracking sleuths, despite the damp weather: a Beaver carcass, vole carcass, coyote tracks and deer tracks. It was a good time to practice identification of the vegetation in the area as well.
We had a lovely time up around Wildcat mountain exploring and searching for a wetland area.
The first part of the day we adventured around the woods and found some great rock formations, harvested some mushrooms, and enjoyed some beautiful creeks and the nature all around us.
After much exploring and consulting of the maps we made it to our desired wetlands destination. The wetlands area was quite spectacular. We found chews on trees as well as some dammed up areas which are indicative of the presence of Beavers. Several Rough-skinned Newts were spotted cruising around in the water as we trekked around and through the wetlands. This will be a nice place to visit again in the spring to see what the changes of the seasons brings to the area.
The fun and adventure did cease after we left the woods. A flat tire occurred on our way out and here we all are banding together to fix it.
We all had a great day up on Wildcat Mountain and we hope that everyone's tracking trips are going excellently thus far in this 2014-2015 tracking season. Check back here to see pictures and read stories about some of the trips this year. Happy Tracking!