Whose Tracks are these?
Whose tracks are these?
What a snowy day, take a look around!
The snow may seem clear,
but look a little closer and what do we see?
Whose are they?
Are they yours?
Are they mine…
Or are they someone else’s?
Let’s find out! We can:
Use our math skills to count. How many toes does this animal have? How many feet?
Refine our vision: Look a little closer. Are the tracks deep or shallow? Did a light or heavy animal make them? How far apart is each footstep?
Use our social skills to discuss with others: “I think these are rabbit tracks, what do you think?”
Keep looking and keep asking!
Who else’s tracks can you find today?
About the Author of this Post:
Hello! I’m Yoshiko, a junior environmental studies major at Carleton college, Sarah Besse’s alma mater. I joined BOPN for a two-week internship in December, and had so much fun I decided to write a poem about one of our snowy days!