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Found Footage: MyNature Animal Tracks


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.
MyNature Animal Tracks looks like a useful and educational app for anyone who likes to spend time outdoors, and at a price less than the printed track guides that are sold at museums and nature centers.

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