I live in a suburban area south of Denver, Colorado, but that doesn't mean that I don't see animal tracks regularly. Quite the contrary -- our area is occasionally visited by mountain lion and black bear, there are herds of elk and white-tailed deer that frequent the area, and it's not unusual to see red fox and coyote loping through the neighborhood. Hiking in the foothills near my home is a sure way to see a variety of animal tracks
MyNature, Inc. recently released MyNature Animal Tracks [US$6.99, iTunes Link] to help nature lovers easily identify 43 different species of North American animals. The video above shows the depth of the application, which includes:
- A searchable database on track size and shape featuring 7 search categories.
- Clear track drawings showing both fore and hind prints.
- Images of each animal's common gait and other gait patterns they may use.
- Photos of an actual track of each animal in the wild.
- Range maps for each species
- Sound files of each animal's vocalizations.
- An image of what the animal looks like in it's natural environment.
- A ruler to measure and aid in track identification.
- MyNature journal, for recording personal notes
- Tips on finding tracks, plaster casting and much more.