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Silverman, Sinderbrand, Browne, Mervin - 1 - Field Study #2 Introduction: We entered this study asking the question: “What is the most abundant walking type we will find in a wooded, snow covered area?” From our previous knowledge of the snow and what type of animals have the most success walking on it, we hypothesized that plantigrade tracks would be most abundant because they have the ability to stay on top of the snow pack. If plantigrades were the most abundant tracks in our search area, then digitigrades and ungulagrades must be much less active than plantigrades during the winter. Before conducting the study we compiled data on numerous digitigrades and plantigrades and found that most are active in treed areas during the winter. Methods: Procedure: To be carried out at three different locations. 1. Mark off area of 200 paces in wooded, snow covered area 2. Search for tracks in marked off area 3. Record tracks by position in marked off area and type of track 4. If track is unrecognizable, state the walking pattern of track 5. Record the amount of tracks in each area with a sketch in journal Materials: Tracking guide in journal Ruler Journal Pencil or Pen
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Silverman, Sinderbrand, Browne, Mervin - 2 - Field Study #2 Results: Data table of each camps findings, organized by animal making the tracks and the X and Y axis on which it was found. Also stated is the total amount of each track found. Camp II
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