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Reptile & Amphibian Tracking, Field Herpetology, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Nov 2015
November 25, 2015

Welcome to the November 2015 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) New! Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course
Learn about this whole new arena of track & sign identification with field guide author, Filip Tkaczyk...

2.) Feature Article: Field Herpetology
Quick tips about some of the most effective techniques for finding and observing reptiles and amphibians...

3.) 2016 Course Dates are Up!
Give the gift of wilderness skills education this holiday season. Check out the 2016 course calendar...

New! Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course

Join Filip Tkaczyk, author of "Tracks & Sign of Reptiles & Amphibians", for an eye-opening weekend learning about the signs snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, toads, and salamanders leave behind. Fil will be sharing the new identification techniques gleaned from creating the field guide... Learn more!

Feature Article: Field Herpetology

By Filip Tkaczyk

"Field herpetology" is the study of reptiles and amphibians in their natural setting. The abbreviated description for reptiles and amphibians is "herps" from which also comes the term "field herping" or the practice of seeking reptiles and amphibians in the field either professionally or as a hobby. There are several different approaches to observing herps in the field... Continue reading

2016 Course Dates are Up!

Give the gift of wilderness skills education this holiday season! Alderleaf weekend courses make a great gift. Check out the 2016 dates!


Dates: Course: Cost:
Jan 30-31 Knife Making Course $330
Mar 26-27 Knife Making Course $330
Apr 2-3 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Apr 23-24 Home-Scale Permaculture Course $250
Apr-May Track & Sign Evaluations (limited space) $225
May 14-15 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
May 21-22 Knife Making Course $330
Jun 18-19 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Jun 25-26 Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course $250
Jul 9-10 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Jul 11-15 Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive $600
Jul 11-15 Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth $250
Aug 19-21 Wooden Bow Making Course $300
Aug 20-21 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Aug 27-28 Wildlife Tracking Course $250
Sep 6 Wilderness Certification Program begins $12,950
Sep 9 Advanced Wilderness Skills Program begins $12,950
Sep 10-11 Knife Making Course $330
Sep 17-18 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Oct 8-9 Overnight Survival Course $250
Oct 8 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 15 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 22 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Nov 5-6 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Nov 12 Survival Fire Making Skills Class $85
Nov 19-20 Knife Making Course $330

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2016-2017 school year is now open. Classes begin September 6th, 2016. Visit the Certification Program page.

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