Wildlife Tracking Snowshoe with Susan Morse at The Rocks

Join renowned New England wildlife tracker and educator Susan Morse for a rare, guided snowshoe hike at The Rocks. Late February is peak breeding season for forest fur bearers: ermine, mink, fisher, fox, coyote, bobcat, and their rodent-prey species. Sue will share track identification skills and the habits and habitats of these winter-active wild mammals. Pre-registration required. Cost: $25. Limited to 20 people maximum.

To register, visit¬†[email protected] or call Registrar Tina Ripley at the Forest Society 224-9945.

Weeks State Park Presents: Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East

Once flatly dismissed as an impossibility, scientists have now documented cougars not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. This program is a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border. Throughout North America, Susan C. Morse of Keeping Track is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking, with more than 40 years of experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear and Canada lynx.

Weeks State Park summer programs are held on Thursdays at 7pm in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.