New! Wildlife Tracking Walks

Wildlife Tracking Walk

Tracking river otter at Quabbin Reservoir

New this winter! We are offering Wildlife Tracking Walks in Massachusetts. Learn to recognize animal tracks and sign as we traverse forest and field, in a shorter, family-friendly walk, or in a longer, adventurous hike in a rugged and remote area. Learn more and register for a walk here! All levels of tracking experience are welcome!

Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run

Predator proofing your chicken coop

These tips for predator proofing your chicken coop and run keep your birds safe while you sleep easily. It’s an investment initially, but in the long run saves you time, chickens, and grief, and possibly money.

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Poultry Predator Identification: A Guide to Tracks and Sign

Poultry Predator Identification

Here’s a guide to poultry predator identification that covers tracks, scat, feeding sign, and other behavior, to help you identify threats to your chickens and other livestock. This is largely based on my own experience tracking and camera trapping, and designed to educate and inspire responsible livestock protection that will allow coexistence with predators.

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Humane, Sustainable Chicken Farming: A New Tool for Newbies

Sustainable chicken farming

A new tool for helping people learn about sustainable chicken farming. Take the farm out of the factory with the help of the film Permaculture Chickens.

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Guide to Designing the Perfect Chicken Coop

Designing the perfect chicken coop

Everything you need to know about site, size, roosts, nest boxes, windows, electricity, and much more, in this guide to designing the perfect chicken coop. Learn from our mistakes and create the best coop for your needs.

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Foraging for Spicebush and Spicebush Ice Cream Recipe

Foraging for spicebush and spicebush ice cream recipe

Identification, traditional uses, and an excellent spicebush ice cream recipe are featured in this introduction to foraging for spicebush, Lindera benzoin.

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Porcupine Tracks and Sign

Porcupine tracks and sign

Learn to recognize porcupine tracks and sign, including a variety of feeding signs, dens, and scat of this large, prickly,herbivorous rodent.

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4 Wild Winter Teas and a Chocolate Drink

Wild winter teas

Make wild winter teas with birch twigs, white spruce needles, white pine needles, and spicebush twigs! All offer health benefits, great flavor, or both. Also, try a wild wintergreen chocolate drink. No need to stop foraging in winter!

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Quabbin Wildlife Tracking Program 1/10/2015

Quabbin wildlife tracking programs

Moose, deer, bobcat, porcupine, and grouse were among the animals we found evidence of, in our January 10, 2015 Quabbin wildlife tracking program.

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Hunting Ethically with Mind, Body and Soul: An Interview

Hunting Ethically

Hunting ethically for food, for wildlife management, and to understand one’s place within Nature: A hunter explains. Read his views, and weigh in on the discussion!

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