The course focuses primarily on track and sign interpretation. This includes the identification of spoor (mammals, birds, arthropods, reptiles and amphibians) as well as dung, aging of tracks, direction, animal activity and behaviour, tracking principles and an introduction to trailing. The course teaches the art of tracking and how it can enhance your nature experience as a whole. On completion of this course you will:
Look at the natural environment with new eyes, being able to interpret the clues and signs left by animals in a whole new way.
Identify spoor and dung/scat as well as territorial or behavioural signs.
Enhance your overall situational awareness whilst broadening your animal behaviour knowledge.
Interpret olfactory, visual and audio signs and determine the freshness of signs left by animals