The Deer of North America, a talk by Susan C. Morse of Keeping Track®, will be presented on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Hazen Union in Hardwick.

Morse will share fascinating information about whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, elk and caribou -- including the latest research on rubs and scrapes. Travel with Susan Morse throughout the northeast, the Rocky Mountain west and arctic Canada as she films and hunts these magnificent animals.

Morse is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking. She has more than 35 years' experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear, and Canada lynx. She has given workshops on wild felids and other carnivores to a wide range of audiences, including the general public, conservation leaders and professional biologists.

Morse has authored numerous articles and authors a regular column on wildlife in Northern Woodlands Magazine. Her work has been featured in many other publications, including Smithsonian, Audubon, Amicus Journal, Forest Magazine, Wild Earth, Vermont Life, Adirondack Life, The Nature Conservancy, and Ranger Rick, as well as on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."

Sixteen years ago, Morse founded Keeping Track®, an organization devoted to training professional biologists and citizen scientists alike in wildlife monitoring skills. Data collected by Keeping Track teams has influenced the conservation of over 30,000 acres of habitat in 12 states and Quebec.

The program is hosted by the Staying Connected Initiative of the Worcesters and the Northeast Kingdom. For more information contact Neahga Leonard if you have questions about the program 802-595-1107 or Neahga.Leonard@gmail.com. The program is sponsored by Jeuedevine Memorial Library and Hazen Union High School and is free.

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