We learned about tracking today. We looked for animal signs near the Murie Ranch in Moose, had lunch along Mormon row, and pretended to be elk at the Gros Ventre River Bottom.
Follow-up question: What kinds of habitats are loved by both humans and wildlife? How can tracking research be used to help animals and humans share habitats
Answer: We hypothesized that both humans and animals love valleys and riparian areas because there is lots of water and vegetation for food, camouflage, and shelter. Tracking research can help humans know what habitats animals use most frequently. With that knowledge we can plan how to share those spaces. One example we discussed was tracking deer to make for safer highway crossings.