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Wildlife Tracking for Nature Journaling

August 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

Join master tracker Casey McFarland for a discussion of tracking and nature journaling.

What is wildlife tracking, and why is it so transformative to our experience in the wild world? Join Casey McFarland and John Muir Laws as we discuss what it means to interpret tracks, sign, and trails, and what makes the skill unique and so well suited to the human mind and imagination.

About our guest

Casey McFarland trains biologists, research teams, eco-tourism guides, and the general public to read and interpret the tracks, signs, and trails of wildlife. A Senior Tracker and Evaluator for CyberTracker Conservation, he works around the globe to develop and support wildlife tracking skill and ecological knowledge.With over two decades of field instruction and 15 years as an Evaluator, Casey has run nearly 170 Tracker Evaluations and given trainings in eight countries. 

Casey recently created a first-of-its-kind course to wildlife tracking with The Great Courses: Nature Watching: How to Find and Observe Wildlife (2023). He is a co-author of the all new Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests (Houghton Mifflin August 2021), the revision of Dr. Mark Elbroch’s Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole 2019), and Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole 2010).
He lives in Providence, Utah.


All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Suggested donation: $20. Your donation helps support me and my family. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and it makes an immediate difference in my ability to continue to offer these programs. Your donation is tax-deductible. Click here to donate. If you are not able to donate at this time, no problem–please continue to enjoy the classes and find another way to pay it forward in your community with acts of kindness and service. Thank you!

If you are new to Zoom or are having trouble with the meeting controls, please see these notes and suggestions on Zoom Tips for Online Classes with John Muir Laws to help you get more out of the online workshop. When possible I will also make a recording of the workshop and post it on my blog. I look forward to seeing you there!


  • Your Journal and favorite drawing materials. Taking notes while you watch and participate will help you remember the new techniques and incorporate them into your journaling.
  • Your sense of humor!
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