Stanton Bird Club: Winter tracking outing is Feb. 22

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LEWISTON — The Stanton Bird Club will host a winter tracking outing on Saturday, Feb. 22, in two local natural areas.

The trip will begin at Garcelon Bog in Lewiston for a short walk along the boardwalk to look for the tracks of wildlife that live in and around a sphagnum bog habitat. Children will be amazed by the tracks of mice, voles and squirrels that crisscross this downtown sanctuary just off Sabattus Street.

A short drive will bring the group to the Stanton-owned and managed Woodbury Sanctuary in Monmouth. The tracks of deer, porcupine, turkeys, fox, snowshoe hare and many other animals will be found in the typical forest habitat at Woodbury.

Tracking is an opportunity for children and adults to experience outdoor fun and nature education in the middle of winter. Participants should dress warmly in layers and winter boots for both locations. Snowshoes are optional at Woodbury.

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Meet at Staples at the Promenade Mall on Lisbon Street in Lewiston at 8 a.m. to carpool and begin the event. Participants will return to the mall by 11 a.m.

For more information, call the trip leader, Steve Reed, at 207-319-6630.

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