Together with tracker Stefanie Argow from HiddenTracks and Dr. Sarah Kiefer from Stadtwildtiere.de, the Citizen Science Project of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed two notebooks and a gym bag, for their advertising and as an identification aid for wild animals whose tracks can be found in the city of Berlin.
On the cover of the notebooks, the typical trails of some of Berlin’s wild urban animals can be seen – e.g. a lacing fox, a jumping squirrel, a hopping hare, a trotting wild boar and a strolling hedgehog. Like on our tracking quiz poster, the animals are criss-crossing each other, so you have to take a closer look to discover their unique tracks!
In addition to a small advertising text and logos, the inner cover contains an identification board with front foot and rear foot of the 15 most common urban wild animals, which can also be found on the cover (and can be determined from there immediately!), plus a ruler. The pages in the booklet are blank, so that you can better sketch your own observations!
The tracks and trails of some of Berlin’s city wild animals can also be seen on the outside of the gym bag, while the inside shows our practical identification board with fore foot and rear foot of the 15 most common city wild animals.
Stadtwildtiere.de is a very interesting project about wild animals in the city, and the Berlin branch can be found at berlin.stadtwildtiere.de. There, you can discover exciting Citizen Science projects, report wild animals and their tracks and find some very useful practical tips for a good coexistence between humans and animals!
The notebooks in A5 and A6 as well as the gym bags will soon be available for free at events.
Great thanks for this exciting collaboration to Stefanie Argow from Hidden Tracks, from whom I always learn so much, and Dr. Sarah Kiefer from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), who is also a pleasure to work with!
You can now find out more about my collaboration with Stefanie Argow from Hidden Tracks, our tracks and all joint projects on my new hub page www.irisluckhaus,de/hiddentracks (sorry, German only for now!)!