The Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship students visited a arid wilderness area known as the Juniper Dunes. This beautiful location is a set of sand dunes which has the northern most stand of western juniper (Juniper occidentalis) trees in the world. This landscape is home to a variety of mammals including badgers, coyote, kangaroo rats and many other creatures.
Here are some of our photographic highlights.
Here students Chadd, Andrew J. and Rob discuss the evidence of feeding on this skull with instructor Michelle. There were signs of both coyotes and porcupine chewing on the antlers of this mule deer skull.
It was a wonderful place, and we look forward to returning there in the future!
Watch for more posts from Alderleaf very soon!