Photo Gallery: Wildlife tracks on the farm

Anne Bloomfield of the Farmscape Ecology team tracks wildlife 

By Anne Bloomfield, Farmscape Ecology Coordinator

Spring is a time of awakening. Though, for many creatures which call the farm home, being out and about all winter is a part of their being. Who are these animals? There are many clues we can gather if we take a closer look. 

This season’s photo gallery features wildlife tracks and signs from the farm this past winter.

Consider what animals may have made the tracks by looking at their shape, size, and location. Through observations, we reflect on the importance of the fields, roads, bridges, and barns to wildlife in this agricultural landscape. 

Winter Wildlife

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These raccoon tracks, found by the Esopus Creek, show their 5 long humanlike toes used for anything from digging up insects to opening jars