Wildlife biology is more and more the case of modern technology: a few drops of wolf or a tuft of hair in the laboratory today reveal which person they come from. Transmitters fitted with birds are followed throughout the continents. And cleverly placed cameras sometimes provide informative images Photo trap for nocturnal animals, as time Hunting on the shoulder of the peregrine hawk.
Gradually, however, this realization dissociates into the modern technology that can shine even more beautifully while complementing any ancient cultural technique. “The best wildlife camera is of no use, if you don’t know where to install it,” Stephanie Argo says.
Argo is one of the very few professional trackers in Germany. Whoever is with and about him – even if he is in a large park like Berlin’s Vuhlheide – sees nature with different eyes: there, a well-shaped pit in the grass is a deer’s resting place. . Spruce, which is rubbed bare in some places as wild boars rub against it after the wall. There is a deer cross here, there is a lint defecation. On the right is the impression of a fox’s claw in the mud, on the left a woodpecker scratch marks that clasp the bark pieces with its beak to fasten its legs to the trunk of a cedar tree.
Stephanie Argo made her living by being able to read the signs and signs that left the creatures behind. Last year, for example, it tracked all bagger structures in a certain area north of Brandenburg, because the population there must be recorded before a new road can be built. Even pruning people will find most of the larger animals from a small animal of discovery. But in most cases they cannot say for sure whether the hole is of a fox, a badger or a raccoon dog, whether it is deserted or still inhabited. Argo can do this. He knows that a bad claw has five claw balls and not four like a fox. It can make a distinction between raccoon and dog foxes, due to the fact that the raccoon dog has clearly spread legs and thick claws.
In the Book of Identity – razor sharp and in clear black-and-white contrast – it still makes half sense, even for inexperienced users. But outside, in true nature, the prints are often so incomplete, unconscious, and washed out that a common man would only see that there was an animal. And perhaps it is not so. But Argov has identified all the badger burr in the area. Game cameras were later installed. Without tracker work, the task would take longer despite the latest technology.
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With her knowledge, she has now found her way into everyday university life as well: at the University of Potsdam she offers regular day trips in which she offers the basics of track reading. And every year he goes to Slovakia with students to track big predators such as bears, wolves and lynx for only one week.
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