Stories in the Snow: Identifying Animal Tracks with Jim Critchley

Winter is a great time to observe and appreciate the activities of wildlife, even when you don't actually see them! Every set of tracks is like a mystery. What critter made the tracks? Where did it come from? Where was it going and what was it doing? Following and interpreting tracks in the snow is fun and can earn you new insights into the lives of Alberta's wildlife. In this interactive winter hike, we’ll help you identify the tracks of some of our critters, together with some tips on how to interpret what you see.  Then, the next time you're out for a walk in a park or on a cross country ski, you'll be prepared to do a little wildlife "sleuthing".  

Dress warmly in layers, bring a camera, binoculars, water bottle, and come prepared to spend the whole time outdoors exploring the Leighton Art Centre 80 acre landscape.

Please note: If there is no snow on the ground on March 11, 2020, registrations will be issued full refunds.  


Single Ticket (single adult or extra child): $10 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees*

Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children): $25 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees*

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees!

Nature Guide Biography:  

The following field trip will be led by retired Science Teacher, biologist and naturalist, Jim Critchley B.E.S, B.Ed, M.Ed. Jim is an experienced field researcher and Educator. He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental studies and worked as a research technologist on an Atlantic Salmon spawning river for the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute.