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The Best Animal Track Guide Available

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The MyNature Animal Track app was just chosen to be  1  of 6 of the apps in featured on Apples home page in the category of “Apps for the Great Outdoors”

Spring Tracks

Friday, April 9th, 2010

   The last of the winter snows have disappeared and along with them went the perfect canvas for animal tracks. As I bummed as I am to lose the good tracking snow I’m very happy Spring has arrived. Along with Spring comes  mud season which not as plentiful as snow still has the ability to capture a perfect crisp outline of the animal that passed through it. I recently scouted a farm field not far from here. The great thing about the agricultural fields south of here is that they consist primarily of clay and the next best thing to Spring mud is Spring clay. I’ll probably return there tomorrow if I get a chance and do a little plaster casting of some of the tracks if the rain holds off. The best way to approach finding tracks in farm fields is to just walk the edge, there really is no need to venture any further than 10 feet from the sides of the field to find tracks. In fact most animals will be doing the same thing, just cruising the edges. Any animal that ventures out of the bordering brush will definitely leave evidence of it’s passing as long as the clay or dirt is wet. Take for instance the Weasel Tracks I found, weighing in at just under a pound this one left a very distinct track.  

    Weasels have a heel pad that is easy to recognize once you know what your looking for.  The size of the track and placement of the feet also give it away.

Farm fields really offer one of the best places to find and identify tracks. Prey animals are attracted to the crops and the carnivorous animals follow the prey so there is an abundance of sign as long as you keep your eyes to the ground.

If you don’t personally know a farmer then just stop and ask for permission if you can walk the edges of their field to do some tracking, most won’t mind as long as your respectful of the property. It’s a great way to spend some time outdoors especially with the kids and what kid wouldn’t love traipsing through the mud?    Happy Tracking !!

Animal Tracks for Christmas

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Here’s the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone that enjoys being outdoors. If their into hiking, camping, hunting or even fishing the MyNature Animal Track App makes the perfect gift at just $4.99!! Stop by the App Store today and pick up a gift certificate for MyNature Animal Tracks a truly unique gift idea.

Animal Track App

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

MyNature Animal Track App is happy to announce it’s sales in the iTunes store are improving with a little more exposure on the web.

iPhone Animal Tracks

Friday, November 27th, 2009

So far the MyNature Animal Track app has a couple followers. Glad you all like it so much. I hope you can help us get the word out that you can now buy a great app for identifying animal tracks on the iPhone. Have them all visit us here at

Mynature Animal Tracks

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

You can find our new app at the Apple Store. Just search for MyNature Animal Tracks or just type in animal tracks in the search bar. I know you will find it useful on your next outing

Animal Tracks

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Here’s a few tracks I found in the woods behind the house.  I took some time and did a casting of each for my collection.  If your interested in finding tracks to cast or just photograph then pay attention to the wet area you come across, especially beaver dams and under old crab apple trees.  It’s usually muddy in the two spots and leaves a good clear


Sunday, May 24th, 2009

It took me several days of reconfiguring a dirt spot to finally get a image of some woodchuck tracks but the persitence paid off. He would litterally walk around it or use the back exit hole he had. The first few days my dirt spot would dry out and the tracks were faint. I finally took some nice goey mud and kept adding water to it every morning. After about 6 days I finally got the image!!!



Friday, May 22nd, 2009













A few wildflowers I have been out photographing the past couple weeks. I’ll be posting some animal tracks to when I get a chance, it all deoends on whether or not I mastered the fine art of thumbnails.  Happy Hiking!!!


Monday, April 27th, 2009

Any one know where spring went? Seems we passed it right by and headed into August temperatures. I have been out hiking the past two weeks with any spare time I had trying to get some wildflower and track pictures. Those images on the blog  were my attempt at uploading. by the way one is turkey scat and the other is a dandelion. I’ll be getting some lessons on thumbnails later in the week so hopefully I can put all the images on here by the weekend. I just got a pretty good pic of some Coltsfoot as well as British Soldiers, my favorite lichen. If you don’t know what they look like they are really beautiful for such simple plant life. And as always that question pops in my head…….. is anyone really here??   Happy Hiking!!!!

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