Predator/Prey: A Dynamic Relationship in the Web of Life

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • June 16, 2017
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Price: $80 per adult
Details

A story exists all around us as we walk through the woods. Animals use the same area we do, but often go unnoticed since much of their activity occurs off trails, at night, or early or late in the day. Do you know how to read the signs they leave behind? If not then this class is for you. We will study predator/prey dynamics that include a scientific method for addressing single and multi-species questions via a non-intrusive field technique. The overall goal of this class is to provide participants information on reading sign left behind by predators and prey. It will also provide a better understanding of community ecology and dynamics relative to hierarchical structure and trophic cascades within and emanating from the predator prey complex in Rocky Mountain National Park. As citizen scientists we will use a scientifically tested sign census along a 20m x 500 m or something comparable transect. Information we collect will be added to a park dataset of information collected by other citizen scientists.

Predator/Prey: A Dynamic Relationship in the Web of Life