Stories in the Snow

Snow provides a fun opportunity to discover what wildlife has been doing. Which animal has been moving through your neighborhood or has proceeded you down the trail? Technically speaking, the word “print” means an impression made by a single foot and “track” is a series of prints. A “trail” suggests overlapping tracks that lose definition and detail of any individual prints.

Thanks to Stacy Iwanicki for sharing photos taken during her wintry walks. Iwanicki is President of the McHenry County Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society and the Natural Resources (Education) Coordinator at Volo Bog State Natural Area and Moraine Hills State Park in northeast Illinois.