Tips for viewing wildlife
and dusk are the best times to see wildlife. In warmer climates,
little is moving on hot summer afternoons or windy days.
from the sidelines. Leave "abandoned" young animals
alone. A parent is probably close by waiting for you to leave.
offer snacks; your lunch could disrupt wild digestive systems.
make good observation blinds. Drive slowly, stopping to scan
places wildlife might hide. Use binoculars or a long lens for
a closer look.
sitting quietly in one good location. Let wildlife get used to
your presence. Many animals that have hidden will reappear once
they think you are gone. Often you will hear more than you will
children quiet observation. Other wildlife watchers will appreciate
for animal signs. Tracks, scat, feathers, and nests left behind
often tell interesting stories.
April 16, 2009