Introduction to Tracking


Introduction to Tracking


Tracking can be a very powerful way to learn about nature while seeing first hand some of the many connections between animals and their environment.  Join us in learning to interpret the clues animals leave, giving signs of their presence.

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Experienced naturalist and tracker Bob Metcalfe will lead the group on a winter tracking hike. Bob will begin with a short presentation in the Botume House, followed by an educational hike through the Middlesex Fells. Bob will share his insights into the secret world of woodland animals through the messages written in their tracks. Participants will leave with tracking tips to understand the movement of animals through the forest.

This event is open to all ages, however, very small children should be carried, and not brought in a stroller. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy, waterproof shoes, as the trails may be muddy.

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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.

“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.


Cost: $45

Duration: 3 hours


Age: 16+


Boston Outdoor School

131 Walnut St,

Saugus MA 01906