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Making Tracks

I’m working on an article on scat and tracks, and I find it is affecting how I see the world.

I like to think of myself as a noticer of details, and hope I am passing that along to my children. But I hadn’t really thought that much about how the world looks from the point of view of other animals in it. The tracks remind us they pass by, but they don’t tell the whole story. If I were a real tracker, I’d have a sense of the when and why of a passing animal, but I’m not.

So I’ll concentrate on identifying the scat and tracks for those I share the area with, and otherwise simply muse about who went by and what they were up to. And then I’ll hope to add those thoughts to conversations with my kids, so they too can identify more than those tracks in this photo.

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