Winter Field Experiences
Whether you’re looking for an interpretive experience or a way to hone your technical tracking skills, we’ve got multiple opportunities for you to get out of the house and to connect with the natural world around you this winter.
Our Winter Naturalist Walks will provide an excellent foundation for our Wildlife Tracks & Sign classes.
Register for both courses at the same time to receive a $20 discount!
Swan Valley Connections customizes and leads family groups, business groups, students and individuals on wildlife watching and natural history adventures. Some examples of trips we have led include mountain lion ecology, wildflower photography, river snorkeling, advanced outdoor skills, and animal tracking.
Past 2019 programs
Winter Field Ecology
mar 22-24, 2019
Learn about the adaptations wildlife species in the Swan Valley use to survive the cold winter months of NW Montana! Through a mix of informal lecture and plenty of time in the field, we will explore the conditions faced by plants, birds, and animals in the Swan and investigate the various strategies for survival used by species who call this area home.
Wildlife Tracks & Sign
Jan 26, Mar 9, april 13 2019
Enhance your ability to observe and correctly interpret the subtle signs that our elusive wildlife species leave behind. Participants will learn how to recognize animals by track, scat, feeding behavior, gait pattern, habitat selection, marking behavior, and other sign in the winter landscape.
Read more about the project from USGS HERE