Ventura Tracker Certification 11/6/2016
The Channel Islands Tracking Team hosted a Track and Sign Certification in Ventura, California on November 5–6, 2016.
We saw the tracks of 26 species, including 15 mammals, 4 birds, 3 herps, 3 invertebrates, and marks of a branch moving in the wind. We spent the first day at a spot along the Santa Clara River. Among many other species we saw bobcat, coyote, goat, opossum, and black bear tracks!
We spent the second day under a bridge in Ventura where we saw tracks of kangaroo rats, opossums, turtles, night herons, yellowlegs, and a spot where a cottontail was feeding on grass.
Congratulations to all who attended, we saw some amazing sign and learned a lot. I especially want to recognize Ira Christian who earned his level 3! A big thanks to Wyatt Harris for organizing this certification and to Jerry Maserjian for helping out. This was a really positive group of trackers who were eager to learn and fun to track with.