Wildlife Tracking: Reading Stories in Snow

  • Enrollment: Open. Just a few spots remaining.
  • When: 9am – 3pm, Sunday February 28, 2021.
  • Age/experience level: Adults. No experience necessary.
  • Cost: $50 – 70 (sliding scale). Financial aid available.
  • Where: Brattleboro, VT. Specific directions will be shared with confirmed participants shortly before the workshop.



Learning to track in the warmer months is fun….but can have a steep learning curve. But everything gets easier when the snow comes!

With good snowy conditions, tiny animal feet that make no marks on a leaf-covered forest floor suddenly “pop” in to clarity, and trails that disappear when an animal moves over rocks or roads somehow can be followed for surprising distances. Led by experienced tracking instructor Bob Etzweiler, we’ll come together for hands-on learn about nitty-gritty of tracking, winter wildlife ecology, and to become connected with the rich tracking community in New England. This beginner-friendly workshop is the perfect opportunity for people to get started with tracking, or just to try it out!

Instructor Bio

Bob is a skilled, experienced, and certified tracker and teacher who leads our annual Lynx Tracking Expedition to Northern Maine. He’s a registered Maine Guide and has been hired on several threatened species, wildlife track surveys. In his free time, you can find Bob wandering local natural areas tracking and trailing wildlife. Bob also directs and staffs the Hunter’s Heart Hunting Apprenticeship.



  • Complete the registration form below and click “SUBMIT”. Be sure to save the automated confirmation email! This is your proof of registration.
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    • Online via credit card or Paypal by filling out the box to the right —->
    • Send a check payable to “Vermont Wilderness School” to: VWS, PO Box 2585, Brattleboro, VT 05303
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