Winter Animal Tracking Walk
at Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport
Join steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for a lively morning outdoors from 9:30 AM to noon and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer.
Fresh snow captures animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught in any other season. With its varied habitat of woods and field, Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport offers hundreds of clues for the intrepid outdoorsman who knows what to look for.
Deer, coyote, fox, raccoon, and fisher tracks are all possibilities when Erickson is under a blanket of snow. Kirk will also instruct how to look for clues to the presence of owls. In Kirk’s words, “There’s so much potential for exploration, it’s literally insane!”
The group will meet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot of the Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street (Route 90) in Rockport. Participants should dress in layers and wear appropriate boots for walking off trail in deep snow. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
What to bring
- Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Please do not bring dogs.
Pre-registration is required. This event is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public.
This event takes place at Erickson Fields, Rockport
This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.8-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.
There's now a campaign underway to make Erickson Fields and nearby Aldermere Farm safer, more efficient, and more inclusive for the decades to come! | Learn more