Today I’m going to take you along on a little tracking adventure! Tracking wildlife is one of the things I do for fun and I thought you might enjoy seeing how a tracker thinks.
As we delve deeper into my story I’ll explain how I came to study wildlife tracking. For now all you need to know is that I’m always looking for tracks. And when I find them I have to follow them and do my best to figure out the story they tell. Tracking makes me happy!
About Bruneau Dunes
This Idaho state park is located south of Mountain Home, and a few miles off of highway 84, is a lovely place to visit. Landlocked sand dunes are interesting places with tons of tracking substrate. This one, at 470 feet, is the tallest single structure dune in North America.
The campground is comfortable, with places to pitch a tent or hook up the RV. There’s a separate campground and trail system for horse lovers. Bathrooms and showers were clean, and our shaded tent site had both electricity and water.
Recreational activities include enjoying the hiking and horse trails, boating and fishing, bird watching, and sand-boarding on the dunes. The visitor’s center is well worth stopping at, too.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a program by a real astrophysicist at the observatory and do some stargazing with the experts on Friday and Saturday nights from mid-April to mid-October. (Note that you do not ever want to fall into a black hole!) I highly recommend both the program and the stargazing.
“Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.
~ Robert Baden-Powell
Early Morning Tracking Adventures in Pictures
I’ll post a list of links at the end of this photo journal that will go into detail about the park, how sand dunes are formed, Kangaroo Rats, bird tracks, and tracking in general. Check them out if you want to learn more.
I had a lot of fun working out this tracking mystery. And I hope that you enjoyed tagging along. I have lots more tracking stories to tell!
Is tracking wildlife something that you enjoy or would like to learn more about? Leave a comment below.