In this section of the field guide, there is a Three-Part Key to identifying mammal tracks.   This key will help you to narrow your choice, step by step. First, a Movement Pattern is determined (walker, trotter, hopper, waddler or bounder).   Then, the Group is identified (e.g. rodent or cat family) and, finally, the Species is pinpointed using clues under the heading “Species Differences.

showing life-size track of snowshoe hare in comparison to cottontain rabbit.
Compare cottontail rabbit to showshoe hare track

 

Mammal Scat

 

 Scat is another critical way of identifying animals.

In addition, it helps you to understand some of the animals’ behaviors, including their eating habits.

 

  Mammal Tracks and Scat has a Unique (first of its kind) Key for determining species by examining their scat.   (Always take extreme caution when examining scat.)

Scat sphere or cylinder, scat pointed, scat broken, scat twisted, scat blunt

Dedicated to connecting all people with Nature

MAMMAL TRACKS AND SCAT:

Life-Size Tracking Guide

 

           is a Life-Size and Waterproof tracking guide that will help turn your

           tracking adventure into a magical experience.   This field guide is designed

           to be carried through brush, bramble and snow banks, and emerge unscathed.

           By moving alongside a set of tracks, or finding scat, you can discover that the

           animal climbed a tree, found a mate, or marked its territory.

"This quick and easy to use tracking guide

is a great starter for young and old"

                                     Paul Rezendes, author of

Tracking and the Art of seeing and the Wild Within

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal tracking guide, Mammal tracking guide

The illustrations are the Actual Size, making it much easier to compare drawings in this guide with tracks and scat in the field.

It is spiral bound, allowing it to be laid down on the ground for simple comparison with the actual track or scat.

HERE'S HOW THE HOPPERS MOVE..

Movement pattern of mammal

..AND HERE ARE THE TRACKS THEY LEAVE!

Rabbit tracks showing all four feet
Rabbit tracks showing all four feet

All prints are Life-Size, making them easy to identify.   Look how simple it is tell the snowshoe hare tracks from that of its cousin – the cottontail rabbit.

Mammal Tracks

Animal tracking guide, Mammal tracking guide

 

Copyright ©2016 Heartwood Press.  All rights reserved worldwide.