Learn winter ecology, animal tracking in Glacier Park

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The Glacier Institute and instructor Beau Servo are offering a course titled, “Winter Ecology and Animal Tracking in Glacier National Park” on Saturday, March 1.

Servo will lead a day of adventure in the snow-covered forest to study ecological concepts from a winter perspective. The day will begin with a short classroom session at the Glacier Park Community Building behind Park Headquarters in West Glacier. Discussion will focus on predator/prey relationships, evergreen plant species and animals’ adaptations to winter.

A field session will follow, concentrating on hunting behaviors, prey escape strategy, specialized adaptations, tracks and trails and wintering birds of prey. The class will travel on snowshoes. Students may use their own or request in advance to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the institute.

Class will conclude at 5 p.m. The course fee is $65 per individual.

To register or for more information, call 755-1211 or visit online at www.glacierinstitute.org.

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