Signs of Wildlife

While it may be unlikely that you actually see four-footed wildlife on your walk at the Sanctuary, that doesn’t mean you can’t study them anyway.  The trick is to look for signs of wildlife versus the wildlife itself, e.g. watch for tracks in the soil, piles of scat, signs of browse, flattened beds in the grass or actual homes and also listen for the calls wildlife makes.  All of these things can be part of your wildlife watching experience as you look for signs of moose, deer, porcupines, coyotes, muskrats, rabbits, squirrels and other furry friends.   Do you know what a squirrel ‘nest’  or ‘drey’ looks like?  Clue: it looks like a mass of twigs, leaves, grass or moss in the crook of a tree. See if you can find one as you walk the trails of the Sanctuary.