Sunday, May 13th, 2012 at 2 pm - Urban Wildlife Signs and Tracks

with D'Arcy Hutton

Location: Heron Park (Heron and Clover Street)  
Meeting Spot: under the park pavilion next to the wading pool  

Transportation and Parking: OC Transpo stop: Heron Station. The park is about a 4 minute walk from the transit stop. There is street and bike parking.

Tour Summary: Spend an afternoon with D'Arcy Hutton as she shares her passion of how to read landscapes and look for signs from wildlife. Learn more about Ottawa's urban wildlife, their habits, rituals and strategies and find out what nip twigs, midden piles, tracks, insect burrows and other markings on the landscape can tell us about our wild neighbors.

** Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear (no sandals). There is some rough, steep terrain. There is broken glass in areas.  

Tour Guide Bio: D'Arcy Hutton is a student of nature and a friend to all. She has been dabbling in primitive skills since January of 2009 when she went to live at Hawk Circle Wilderness School in New York State. She also participated in the Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship at White Pine Programs in Southern Maine. D'Arcy has worked at Toronto's P.I.N.E. Project, a non-profit that works with kids in urban green space. She is currently studying Indigenous Environmental Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.