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🐾Let's Go Animal Tracking! Search for Wild Animal Footprints in Akiu!
During the season when snow accumulates in mountainous areas, you can observe the "field signs" of wild mammals, such as footprints, feces, and food trails on the snow. Many wild mammals are nocturnal and rarely seen, but if you track down the field signs you can imagine the elusive wildlife!
1st Session: Feb.11 (national holiday), (2nd and future sessions〜until the beginning of March (during seasons with snowfall))
About 2 hours.
Number of Participants
1,500 JPY– (tax included)
1. Indoors introduction (explanation of wild mammals and field signs)
2. Field signs search, observation and commentary on site
3. Reflection on species and their behavior indoors
Nocturnal wild mammals are rarely seen in everyday life, and it is very difficult to know what they are doing. However, in the winter months, especially on the morning after a night of snow fall, traces of wild mammal activity, such as footprints and traces of food, are left on the snow, indicating that there are wild animals out during the night.
The event offers some insight into wildlife behavior that is difficult to observe directly by looking for field signs. Let's step into the wildlife world together!
We hope you will be able to understand nature on a deeper level, such as the lifestyle and behavior an unfamiliar creature that you cannot usually see.
We hope you will be able to understand nature on a deeper level, such as the lifestyle and behavior of an unfamiliar creature that you cannot usually see. In this event, you can gain deeper insight into some of the wildlife behaviors that are difficult to observe directly by searching for and observing traces of wildlife activity, known as “field signs”. Let's explore the world of wildlife together!
|Experience Program Name||🐾Let's Go Animal Tracking! Search for Wild Animal Footprints in Akiu!|
|Activity Location||Akiu Baba, around the forest road at the base of Mt. Takanosu|
|Operator Name||Mukai＊Ikimono Labo.|
|Time Required||About 2 hours.|
|Operation Period||1st Session: Feb.11 (national holiday), (2nd and future sessions〜until the beginning of March (during seasons with snowfall))|
|Minimum number of participants||4people|
|Maximum number of participants||15people|
|Reservation Deadline||3 days before by 17:00|
|About suspension of the activity||When stormy weather is expected, we may decide to cancel the event. In that case, we will contact you on the evening before the event.|
|Important notes regarding participation||As you walk on unpaved snowy forest roads, be sure to bring appropriate shoes and waterproof or water-repellent winter protective wear.|
* Walking on unpaved forest roads with snow will be difficult for those that have trouble walking.
(* Please contact us as we may be able to accommodate needs with prior arrangement)
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, materials fee, guide fee, consumption tax, insurance.|
|What is not included in the price||Transportation costs from meeting area to experience area.|
|Method of Payment||Pay cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||Please contact us as soon as possible in case of cancellation or changes.|
|Cancellation Policy||There is no cancellation fee.|
Since we must change the activity insurance, please contact us as soon as possible.
|Meeting Spot||25-2 Kita-nojiri-cho, Taihaku-ku, Akiu-machi Baba, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken|
|Meeting Time||Please come 10 minutes before the start of the program.|
|Access||40 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Sendai-Minami IC|
"Bandokoro" Parking Area (Room for about 15 cars, no reservation required, free)
|About multi-lingual support||English|
The guide will give the tour in English.