WELCOME....TRACKERS and NATURALISTS!



Schedules change frequently
Please keep TRACK of us.
You can email us at trackdoctor@tracknature.com.

Jim Halfpenny, PhD
Diann Thompson, BSN

PO Box 989
Gardiner, MT 59030

to learn more about Jim click
Halfpenny.me
for the forensic side of
A Naturalist's World
click Track Scene Investigation (TSI)
A NATURALIST'S WORLD

Thank you for visiting our field class listing and product information site.

A Naturalist`s World is dedicated to providing
educational programs and materials
about natural history and ecology.

Classes include tracking, carnivore ecology,
wildlife observation, rare species, northern lights,
and alpine and winter ecology.

Instructional programs vary from 2 days to 2 weeks.

Programs provided at locations across North America.


Special Events and Offerings are listed below.

For other materials and to register for classes go to the top of this page, select a topic, and visit the new page to view offerings.

A Naturalist's World is permitted operator in Yellowstone National Park



JOIN US!
LEARN in the field!
Don't just talk about it.





Photo by Rick Keats, Yellowstone Year Round



N E W S:
HOT...HOT...HOT...HOT

Forensic Analysis of Footprints
of
Quadrupeds and Bipedsl
Bigfoot to cougars, wolves, and grizzlies
Happening Now -- Stay tuned for 2014

Winter Yellowstone Photography Workshop
Interior Yellowstone National Park
Geysers, Frost, Snow, Sunsets, Bison, Elk, Wolves
Private Snow Coaches, Private Windows
January 31 thru February 6, 2014
To register for Winter Yellowstone Photography Workshop CLICK HERE

Additional information at David Marx
CLICK HERE

Additional information at Lightroomlab.com
CLICK HERE

Additional information at the Photo Tour Global Directory
CLICK HERE




Northern Lights Photography Workshop


To register for Northern Lights Photography Workshop
CLICK HERE

Peak of the Sunspot Cycle
Under the Aurora Oval
Along the Shores of Hudson Bay Canada
February 26 thru March 4, 2014
Scroll Down and get on board for 2014
Additional information at Lightroomlab.com
CLICK HERE

for more information Northern Lights Photography Workshop
CLICK HERE

Spirit Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest
Rare white-colored black bears
Also called Kermode Bears
Boat the Inside Passage of British Columbia
Back from 2013
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Epic High Arctic 2014
Arctic Explorer

We are back from 2013 Expedition
It was fantastic!
But the Arctic is melting fast!
Back from 2013 -- photos below
August 2 thru August 12, 2104
Will announce 2014 details soon
Stay tuned

New Book
Charting Yellowstone Wolves
All Laminated Wolf Charts for All Years and more!!
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FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF FOOTPRINTS
Quadrupeds and Bipeds
Bigfoot to cougars, wolves, grizzlies
Locating and documenting rare species!
Collection, analysis, and presentation of evidence!

Instructors: Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Cryptozoologist and Dr. Jim Halfpenny, Tracker

FORENSIC ANALYSIS

To register for Forensic Analysis
CLICK HERE




Expedition to
PHOTOGRAPH NORTHERN LIGHTS
Aurora Borealis
Igloos, Native Culture, Ptarmigan!
Stay at the Churchill Northern Lights Center!

Instructors: David Marx, photographer and Jim Halfpenny, polar explorer



Aurora Base is east of Churchill, Canada
February 26 to March 4, 2014
Winnipeg to Winnipeg



If you want to personally talk with Jim Halfpenny about the 2014 expedition,
leave a clear message at (406) 848-9458.
Jim will call back when he returns from the field.


Expedition to
SPIRIT BEARS
Great Bear Rainforest
White-colored black bears
The Inside Passage of British Columbia

Instructor: Jim Halfpenny, ursophile



Expedition is over for 2013 but we are thinking to 2015.


If you want to personally talk with Jim Halfpenny about the 2015 expedition,
leave a clear message at (406) 848-9458.
Jim will call back when he returns from the field.



YELLOWSTONE BEARS IN THE WILD
The comprehensive portrait of
grizzly bears and black bears
in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Written by Jim Halfpenny


New scientific research including
cutting-edge discoveries about
bear biology and ecology.

Includes
bear sizes, bear play, curiosity, raising cubs,
wolves and bears, predation and scavenging,
denning, hibernation, and eating moths and worms.

Explains how bears are responding to critical ecological changes taking place in Yellowstone

Companion book to Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild.

Just $19.95

To order Yellowstone Bears in the Wild CLICK HERE.



CHARTING YELLOWSTONE WOLVES
Track the genealogy of your favorite wolf and pack since the beginning!

Written by Jim Halfpenny


Charting Yellowstone wolves: the pictoral record of the
greatest wildlife management experiment of the 20th century,
Wolf Restoration to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Contained here is the complete collection of all
annual laminated wolf charts produced since the beginning.

Now you can trace the genealogy of your favorite wolves and packs
with your own complete permanent record of all 46 charts.

Also included are detailed records of the founders and their fates.
Supplemental materials include range maps for the Ecosystem through 2011.

Just $24.95

To order Charting Yellowtone Wolves CLICK HERE.



2 0 1 3 -- Polar Bears of the Arctic -- 2 0 1 3
Check out 2010 Polar Bear Expedition
Click here to view

taking reservations now
Go to Classes Tab (Top Of This Page)
to reserve for 2013 Polar Bear Expedition


Tracks Scats and Signs
Rocky Mountain Mammals

Folding pictorial 6-panel laminated field guide
36 Species Accounts
Photos and Text by Dr. Jim Halfpenny
Photographs of common mammals,tracks, trails, signs, scat
Concise explanation of features and habitats
Backpackable, rugged, waterproof
For general enthusiasts

Picture of cover and Grizzly Species Account


Example of panel fold outs

To order Tracks Scats & signs of Rocky Mountain Mammals
CLICK HERE.



*** NEW BOOKS ***
Charting Yellowstone Wolves - Follow the genealogy of your favorite wolf and pack!
Tracking Wolves: The Basics - Find Wolves by tracks, urine, scat, and carcasses!
Track Plates For Mammals - Power to the Tracker! Get Tracks Everywhere!
Discovering Yellowstone Wolves - Reprinted and Finally Available Again!
Scats and Tracks of North America - Combines all Jim's Regional Guides!

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Expedition to
POLAR BEARS 2012
Polar Bears, Fox, Sun Dogs, Aurora
The World of the Ice Bear!
The Cyrosphere, the Cold World!


We are back from 2012 Expedition
Pictures below are from our 2012 expedition

If you want to personally talk with Jim Halfpenny about the 2013 expedition,
leave a clear message at (406) 848-9458.
Jim will call back when he is out of the field.

Please scroll down to see other items

Expedition to
THE HIGH ARCTIC 2014
Greenland, Ellesmere Island, Canadian Archipelago of Islands
You asked for it! ........ The Big One!
A major expedition to the high Arctic, but in luxury!
We are back from 2013 Expedition
Pictures below are from our 2013 expedition

Details of the 2014 Expedition will be posted soon.

If you want to personally talk with Jim Halfpenny about this expedition,
leave a clear message at (406) 848-9458.
Jim will call back when he returns from the field.

Please scroll down to see other items


TRACKING WOLVES: THE BASICS
Find Wolves by tracks, urine, scat, and carcasses!


Written by Jim Halfpenny and Tracy Furman

Essential Guide to Understanding Wolf Footprints, Trails and Sign!

Life history for interpreting when and how trails were made.
Information and measurements allow for determing age and gender.
Covers scents posts, scat, carcasses.

Comparative information for
domestic dogs, coyotes, bobcats, cougars, and bears.
Detailed discussion covers differentiation of
wolf sign from that of other canids.

Just $9.95

To order Tracking Wolves: The Basics CLICK HERE.



TRACK PLATES FOR MAMMALS
A How To Manual & Aid To Footprint Identification


Written by Jim Halfpenny, Meghan Walla-Murphy, Elizabeth Rogers, and David Tiller

Power to the Tracker! Now you can get tracks anywhere!

Ingenious devices allow tracker's to get footprints of elusive mammals.
Used where natural substrates do not allow tracking,
such as inside buildings or on hard ground.

Track plates allow you to explore the hidden world
of what lurks when you are not looking.
Used to find rare and endangered species.
Used for non-invasive censusing.

Just $19.95

To order Track Plates for Mammals CLICK HERE.



DISCOVERING YELLOWSTONE WOLVES


Now reprinted.
First edition of 5000 sold out immediately

by Jim Halfpenny and Diann Thompson.

First book written about wolf restoration
A must-have, historical glimpse
Pictures of original wolves
Their pack history in Canada.
Details of first 1.5 years
Pack composition charts for 1995 and 1996
And more.

Just $19.95

To order Discovering Yellowstone Wolves CLICK HERE.



WORKSHOP ---> COUGARS: ECOLOGY AND VERIFICATION
Cougars; Mountain Lions; Pumas; Panthers; Catamounts:
All the same mammal!
Verify and Prove Their Presence

Improve your knowledge about cougars, their presence, dangers, and management.

Workshops topics also include ecology, population biology, behavior, human/lion interactions,
pet trade, locating tracks and signs, determining age and sex, verifying presence.

Taught at various locations across the United States

For scheduled LOCATIONS and to REGISTER for
Cougars: Ecology and Verification
CLICK HERE.


Taught by Dr. Jim Halfpenny

If you wish to have a workshop in your location, e-mail us at
trackdoctor@tracknature.com




BOOK ---> TRACKING COUGARS: THE BASICS
Cougars: Mountain Lions: Pumas: Catamounts:
All the same mammal
Verify and Prove Their Presence

New book created from Jim Halfpenny's 1992 slide show
Slides and Computer Program are still available (click on Visual Aids above)

Tracks and Trails
Scats and Latrines
Scrapes, Scratch Trees, Kills, Burials

To REVIEW and PURCHASE, CLICK HERE.
You may download a 15-page PDF to review
Paperback $14.95
Hardback $24.95
Written by Dr. Jim Halfpenny






2012 WOLF CHART UPDATES AVAILABLE

To order 2010 wolf charts, CLICK HERE.





SCATS AND TRACKS OF NORTH AMERICA
A coast-to-coast guide to tracking
what critters went before you
Verify and Prove Their Presence

New book created from Jim Halfpenny's
Regional Series of 10 books about Scats and Tracks

Easy Reference Descriptions
Measurements and Illustrations
nearly 150 Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals
Identification Key and Glossary of Tracking Terms
Instructions for Documenting Your Finds
Common and Rare Species

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE.
Paperback $9.95

Written by Dr. Jim Halfpenny and Illustrated by Todd Tealander





CARNIVORE FOOTPRINT CASTS
THE BIG 4
GRIZZLY - COUGAR - WOLF - BLACK BEAR

From Jim's personal collection
Selected to make a lasting impression
For educational and artistic purposes

Each is an exact duplicate and measurements may be made from the cast.

Casts were selected for large size; they are not from average-sized animals. They are impressive!

All footprint casts are life-size,
from wild, free-roaming carnivores
and
come with a written history of the animal, cast surface and location.

To PURCHASE, CLICK HERE.
Casts by Dr. Jim Halfpenny

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A Naturalist's World
proudly presents
three cold-cast bronze art pieces:


Patriarch of the Druid Wolf Pack - 21M
Matriarchs of the Druid Wolf Pack - 40F / 42F
Druid Sisters - Wolves 40F / 42F


These pieces represent wolf restoration
and will grace any desk, table, or wall in any home or office.
The bronzes were created from footprints obtained by Jim Halfpenny.
Tracks were made from Druid wolf Packalpha male 21M or from one of the Druid sisters, 40F or 42F.


To learn more about these casts, CLICK HERE.
HOT.....HOT.....HOT
This is really hot!!!
Yellowstone Bears in the Wild


Written by noted naturalist, Dr. James C. Halfpenny.

Yellowstone Bears in the Wild is a comprehensive portrait of grizzly bears
and black bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

It features new scientific research including cutting-edge discoveries
about bear biology and ecology.

The information is skillfully enhanced with amazing personal stories from bear biologists,
park rangers, and bear watchers, and from Dr. Halfpenny’s own experiences.


Published June 30, 2007
Special Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 500
$29.95 plus $6.00 postage: Total $35.95
To learn more or order this book, CLICK HERE then scroll down.

Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild
Everything you wanted to know about the wolves of Yellowstone!


written by Jim Halfpenny.
For details about Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild, CLICK HERE.




Residencies in Nature
Natural History in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Observe and learn in the field!

Enhance your knowledge and skills of the natural arena!
With an academic, field-experience mentored by Dr. Jim Halfpenny

4 weeks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
for all students of nature

A guided trail of individualized, field-oriented self-study
professional-level, observational-based

Choose one of four study paths
animal tracking
cold weather ecology
general natural history.
mammal ecology and behavior

To learn more or register for a Residency, CLICK HERE.



Track Education Center and Museum

The home of A Natualist's World is in Gardiner, Montana
at the center of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

To learn more about the Track Education Center, click here.



For The Outdoor Enthusiast, Check Our Friend's Web Sites

Wolf Restoration in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report


Learning About Wolves
Science, Humanities, and a 100-lb Gray Wolf called Koani
Pat Tucker and Bruce Weide


Art and Sculptures of wolves and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Bronze and drawings by
George Bumann

Photographs of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Enjoy the Photography of our friends
Dan, Cindy, and Cassie Hartman
Mark Millar
Bob Weselmann

Horseback trips into Yellowstone Ecosystem
our guides and friends
HA and Vicki Moore

The study of How Ancient Peoples Lived
Ndakinna Education Center
James Bruchac

Society for Primitive Technology

Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School (HOPS)


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