Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Animal Tracking Program

On Thursday night January 14th, Lynn Miles from The Nature Museum in Grafton brought a stuffed turkey, a stuffed mink and many examples of animal tracks and animal scat for us to try and identify. Thirty eight people and a Cub Scout troop filled the Flinn Room for the first part of the evening while Lynn showed slides of animals and their tracks, and gave us lots of information about the way animals walk.

Folks had some great questions for Lynn, and then we all made tracks to the Children's Room where Lynn had set up several stations for some hands on track-making and identification. The jars of animal scat were a big hit! Each jar was numbered and we tried to match the numbered scat to the corresponding animal number.

The Nature Museum of Grafton, The Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society and your library have partnered to bring you a series of programs this year. Coming up next - Archaeology Adventure: an amateur archaeologist in Alaska and Vermont on February 25th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Please join us!

A special thank you to The Friends of the Springfield Town Library for providing refreshments for all of our programs, and a thank you to the Wellborn Ecology Fund for partially funding the programs.