Winter Wildlife Tracking and Nature Walk

Winter Wildlife Tracking and Nature Walk


Saturday, February 3, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Type

Acton Conservation Trust welcomes members and friends for our annual winter tracking walk led by Paul Wanta. We will walk along Nashoba Brook on the trails of North Acton. This area is the largest contiguous parcel of protected land in Acton, comprising 400+ acres.This will be a slow walk of 1-2 miles. Dress warmly… wear several layers and bring a hat and gloves. We will have hot beverages and other refreshments at the end of the event. Limit 25 people.

In past years we have seen the tracks of deer, otter, rabbits, bobcats, racoons, squirrels, mice, and owl wings! There is always something to see along the trail, snow or no snow.

A tracker for over 25 years, Paul studied with John Stokes of The Tracking Project, based in Albuquerque, NM, and participated in The Tracking Project’s mentor program.  Paul also studied with Paul Rezendes’ programs in tracking in Royalston, MA, including two years with Rezendes in his Tracking Apprenticeship Program for advanced studies in tracking. Paul was a tracker, teacher and naturalist for 8 years with The Farm School in Athol, leading youth classes in tracking and nature awareness. He also taught shelter building, tracking, fire making and other traditional skills to 10-13 year-olds.

This program is free for all and perfect for families with children aged 5 and older. No pets please, as our focus is on wild animal tracks! Please click here to register so we can keep you up to date regarding the location of this event and any weather related changes. You will receive an emailed copy of your replies to the questions below, which you can save for future reference or use to make changes to your registration.

For more information or questions, please contact Jody Harris at

Date: February 3, 2024

Weather date: February 4, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meeting location will be emailed to you a few days before the event.