Come Learn about Winter Wildlife Tracking January 12 in Pittsford VT

07 January 2019

Vermonters of all ages are invited to learn about winter wildlife tracking on Saturday, January 12, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the McClure Library in Pittsford. This guided walk is free and open to the public.


Ali Thomas, education manager for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, will be leading the walk. An experienced naturalist and tracker who has worked on conservation education projects throughout the country, Thomas studied under renowned wildlife tracker James Halfpenny.  She currently manages the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s popular summer youth conservation camp program, and trains teachers and other educators how to engage students with the natural world. 


According to Thomas, tracking wildlife is a great way to connect with nature and the outdoors and getting started requires no experience or equipment. 


“No special skills are necessary for participants,” said Thomas.  “You need only the curiosity to witness stories wildlife leave behind in the snow. From the tracks of a fox catching a ruffed grouse in the snow to a mouse scurrying along whipping its tail behind, winter in Vermont is a great time to discover signs of wildlife.”


Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking in the snowy woods.


For Immediate Release: January 7, 2019

Media Contacts:  Ali Thomas, 802-371-9975

Contact Us

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

Staff Directory

Connect with Us

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
YouTube icon
Instagram icon
RSS icon

The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.