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Wildlife Tracking

  • Boston Outdoor School 131 Walnut St Saugus United States (map)
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Learn to identify wildlife tracks and experience what life is like for wild animals.

If we want to know about the forest we need to observe the experts, the animals. They are the masters of wilderness survival. It is the rabbit that will show us where the berry bushes are in summer and the deer that can lead us along the easiest path thru the hills.

Learning to track thru all seasons is important because animal behavior and survival strategies change throughout the year. As we observe changes as the year unfolds, we start to understand the interdependence of all living things. Ultimately, tracking brings us home.


Bob Metcalfe

Through his business, New England Discovery, Bob offers programs in wildlife observation and photography, animal tracking and habitat exploration to adults and school children.

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Bob Metcalfe is a naturalist and environmental educator with a lifelong interest in the natural world. He is a Registered Maine Guide and a member of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization. He is also the Environmental Education Coordinator for the Saugus River Watershed Council and has been sharing his love of nature and wildlife with adults and children thru his business "New England Discovery" for 25 years.

What are people saying about Bob?

“Bob Metcalfe is an excellent tracker and observer. Bob’s passion to share his love of nature permeates his teaching style. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn with him! You’ll come back for more!” - Paul Rezendes, Author Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign.

“Bob was excellent. Awesome info, great instructor, interactive, great setting.” Student, Introduction to Tracking

“Bob was AMAZING. I would take a million more classes with him.” Student, Introduction to Tracking

“Bob was awesome. Lots of knowledge passed down. Exceeded my expectations” Student, Introduction to Tracking

“Bob was amazing and nice. I honestly wouldn’t mind doing far longer classes with him.” Student, Predator Tracking

Earlier Event: October 19
Spoon Carving
Later Event: October 26
Mindful Nature Experience