Welcome to the October 2011 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Plant Identification - A Practical Approach
Plant identification in the field can be a challenge, yet is often crucial to survival and tracking. Learn about a simple system...

2.) Renowned Tracker, Sue Morse, Teaching in November!
Don't miss Sue Morse, carnivore specialist from Vermont, teaching and presenting at Alderleaf in November...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Survival Fire Making Class, Carnivore Presentation, Carnivore Tracking Workshop...

Feature Article: Plant Identification - A Practical Approach

Plant identification in the field can be a challenge, yet is often crucial to survival and tracking. Take on the challenge of identifying a plant and you might feel a little overwhelmed! Any given area can contain hundreds of different species.

To effectively identify plants in the field, a simple method based on easily observable and comparable characteristics is required. Learn about the practical approach to plant identification used in many of Alderleaf's courses... (Read more)

Carnivore Tracker, Sue Morse, Teaching in November!

Don't miss this special opportunity! Join award-winning wildlife conservationist and wildlife tracker, Sue Morse, visiting guest speaker from Vermont, for a slide show and tracking workshop on carnivores such as lynx, mountain lion, and black bear!

We're thrilled to be hosting Sue Morse again! Sue's astounding wildlife photography and unique insights into the field of wildlife tracking are truly amazing.

Check out the Carnivore Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse and Carnivore Presentation with Sue Morse web pages to learn more.

Register soon - just a few spaces are left!

Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

Survival Fire Making Skills Class: Nov 5, 2011
Learn how to create fire with natural materials! Gain hands-on experience with bow drill, hand drill, and flint & steel.

Carnivore Tracking Presentation with Sue Morse: Nov 18, 2011
An exciting and informative presentation on lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, and black bear and their unique tracks and sign.

Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse: Nov 19-20, 2011
Learn about black bears, cougars, and bobcats in the field with distinguished tracker and wildlife photographer, Susan Morse.

View the full lineup of classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year!
Class begins September 4th, 2012.

Also... The Wilderness Certification Program is now approved to enroll those eligible to receive GI Bill / VA benefits. Learn more.

Check out the Certification Program web page

Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum site?

Check them out...

Alderleaf Blog: Notes from Alderleaf

Alderleaf Online Forums: Alderleaf Commons

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