One part of the Laura Ingalls Wilder stories I love to read is when they come across tracks. Pa find tracks in the woods. Ma sees deer tracks in the dirt of the garden (deers were pesky even back then). Prince’s behavior is explained by wildcat tracks in the mud.
While it’s easiest for novice trackers to see them in the snow, which we didn’t have a lot of this year, you can see tracks in soft dirt or mud.
This Old Farmer’s Almanac page has very nice clear images of both animals and the tracts that they make. Keep a look out around home or on your Laura trip.