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All About Ojai Wildlife Tracking Class

By on January 31, 2018 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series

Introductory Wildlife Tracking: Basics and Beyond of Animal Track & Sign Identification

Saturday, February 24  8:30 – 10:30 am

Old Baldwin Road Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve


Join the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy on Saturday February 24 for a fun and informative morning out on the Ventura River Preserve. This is a hands-on, interactive “Dirt Time” program with the Ventura County Wildlife Trackers. Learn the basics of animal track and sign identification, such as distinguishing between cat and dog tracks, and identifying the common local animal tracks. We would likely encounter dog, coyote, ground squirrel, woodrat, toad, raccoon, striped skunk, opossum, mule deer, and bobcat tracks. With a number of instructors on hand this program is suitable for all age and experience levels.

The Ventura County Wildlife Trackers (VCWT) was started in 2011 by a dedicated group of people interested in wildlife tracking. Initially a grassroots effort aimed at training local enthusiasts in collecting wildlife track and sign data in the greater Ventura County region, the VCWT has grown into a recognized citizen science club. With a mission to monitor biological diversity while promoting public appreciation for our region’s unique natural areas, VCWT provides a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to engage with wildlife tracking. In addition to quarterly track and sign surveys assessing wildlife presence in local natural areas, the team provides monthly informal tracking gatherings, or “dirt times,” classes several times a year, and biennial Cybertracker Evaluations.

This class is free to members and students and $10 for non-members. We will meet at the Old Baldwin Road Trailhead. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sun protection. Children are welcome.  Become a member today!  A family membership is just $35 per year.  Reservations are requested.  For more information or to make a reservation go to www.ovlc.org or contact Marti Reid at (805) 649-6852 ext 2 or marti@ovlc.org.

Members & Students Register Here

Non Members Register Here

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