Looking for a guide to animal field signs?
Many mammals are shy or nocturnal, and this makes them difficult to see. But field signs – like tracks, droppings, burrows, nests and evidence of feeding – are much easier to find.
FSC Mammal Tracks and Signs Chart features clear illustrations of the tracks left by mammals with paws (dog, fox, cat, rabbit, hare, otter, mink, polecat, pine marten, badger, weasel, shrew, hedgehog, mouse, rat, water vole and squirrel), and prints left by mammals with cloven hooves (sheep, wild boar and different species of deer).
Text on the reverse side includes illustrated guides to the
- droppings produced by each mammal
- burrows of fox, badger, rat, water vole, dormouse, hedgehog, squirrel and harvest mouse
- feeding signs left by dormouse, wood mouse, bank vole, squirrel and water vole
- the calls typically heard when using a heterodyne detector
- frequency range, peak frequency and sonogram when using a time expansion detector
But even without a bat detector, useful clues to species level can be gained by observing the flight pattern, emergence time in relation to sunset, habitat and location of roost.
This chart is part of the FSC’s range of fold-out charts, designed to help users identify of a wide range of plants and animals. Each chart is laminated to make it splashproof and robust for use outdoors. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups. What a great addition to the family holiday packing list, for use around the garden or for groups such as the Scouts or Forest School. If buying larger quantities of guides for groups I will offer a small discount. Please enquire.
The full range of FSC products are available – please enquire if you have seen one that I do not have listed yet.
The Field Studies Council (FSC) is one of the UK’s leading publishers of identification guides, ranging from easy to use fold-out charts through intermediate level AIDGAP guides, to specialist books such as the Synopses of the British Fauna and RES Handbooks.