Winter Animal Tracking Walk
at Erickson Fields, Rockport
This event has been rescheduled from February 11 to Sunday, February 12.
Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust steward and naturalist, Kirk Gentalen, for a lively all-ages morning outdoors! We’ll 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 offers hundreds of clues for the intrepid outdoors fan 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 share 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.
What to Expect
- Participants should dress in warm layers and wear appropriate boots for walking off trail in deep snow.
- Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
This event takes place at Erickson Fields, Rockport
This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.4-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