Dirt Time—Local Naturalists Complete Intense Field Training Event - 27 East

Dirt Time—Local Naturalists Complete Intense Field Training Event

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This 1.5-2 inch-wide hole was 14 inches deep before angling off to the side. The clean hole lacks any food debris or throw mound of excavated material

This 1.5-2 inch-wide hole was 14 inches deep before angling off to the side. The clean hole lacks any food debris or throw mound of excavated material

 a characteristic of the eastern chipmunk's burrow entrance. MIKE BOTTINI

a characteristic of the eastern chipmunk's burrow entrance. MIKE BOTTINI

This 3.5 inch-long track with two of the three front toes positioned very close together is the right foot of a crow. MIKE BOTTINI

This 3.5 inch-long track with two of the three front toes positioned very close together is the right foot of a crow. MIKE BOTTINI

George Leoniak explains how to age deer into one of three general age classes by the number of teeth. MIKE BOTTINI

George Leoniak explains how to age deer into one of three general age classes by the number of teeth. MIKE BOTTINI

Evaluator George Leoniak points to a deer

Evaluator George Leoniak points to a deer "chew" where saliva and scent are left on a branch hanging over an old deer scrape; on the trunk under his forearm is a buck antler rub. MIKE BOTTINI

Juliana Duryea and Ben Faraone of Sag Harbor examine a flying squirrel den and latrine. MIKE BOTTINI

Juliana Duryea and Ben Faraone of Sag Harbor examine a flying squirrel den and latrine. MIKE BOTTINI

A gray squirrel has

A gray squirrel has "tapped" this maple tree and will return to lick the nutrient-rich sap that will soon flow from the wound. MIKE BOTTINI

Recognizing insect sign was included in the workshop. This foam-like

Recognizing insect sign was included in the workshop. This foam-like

 spherical egg case is that of the Chinese praying

spherical egg case is that of the Chinese praying

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South Fork Outdoors

  • Publication: Sports
  • Published on: Mar 24, 2014
  • Columnist: Mike Bottini
Twenty-two Long Islanders gathered in the Long Pond Greenbelt last week to test their knowledge of wildlife tracks and sign. Among the group were professional biologists, science teachers, environmental educators,... more

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