Ron Joseph, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist and a native of Maine, will lead an upcoming walk to search for tracks and signs left by animals in winter. With 40 years of experience studying Maine’s wildlife, Joseph’s entertaining approach to sharing nature makes outings fun and informative.

The workshop takes place Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held at Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s recently opened Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast, which is made up of nearly 100 acres of different habitats for different species, and is a perfect place to find evidence of winter wildlife.

Participants should meet at the parking lot on Doak Road and be prepared for cold weather and walking in the snow.

The outing is co-sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition works to support conservation and stewardship of natural, scenic, historic and public access resources through research, community-building and education. Coastal Mountains Land Trust has been working for more than 25 years to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of western Penobscot Bay.

The Head of Tide Preserve is part of the Land Trust’s Passagassawakeag Greenway, created to increase opportunities for hiking and nature exploration in Belfast. For more information or directions, call 236-7091 or 338-1147.