Winter is great for animal tracking-with lots of juicy soft mud and sometimes snow just waiting for a furry or feathered foot to step in it!

So eyes down and see who’s put their foot in it!

Here are some guides to get you started:

Mammal Tracking
Animal Tracking: prints and poo identification for kids (Woodland Trust)

Can you identify badger tracks?

Tracks in the snow

Why not make your own animal tracker and detect who’s been passing through your garden!

See RSPB's Make An Animal Tracker.

Ready to get detecting? How many of these footprints can you find? (Woodland Trust)

This is part of the Becoming A Winter Nature Detective information.