What a spectacular day we had; tracking at Fitzgerald Lake with Frank Grindrod. An expert tracker and nature nerd friend, he runs Earthworks Programs, a wilderness education and survival school here in Western Mass. It was a bit chilly but with a fresh coating of snow, it was perfect for tracking! We first came across a red fox trail. The X signified a canine and the blurry nature and its size told us it was a red fox. We found deer beds where they were searching for nuts and truffles! And then Dave Prichert from Broad Brook Coalition led us to an area frequented by porcupines. And yes, we found wonderful tracks of a porky, out for a winters walk. Take a look (remember to click on the image to make it larger.