Crow’s Nest: Critter Cam

September 1, 2016

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager


I left the wildlife camera out for five more months and it captured 1,500 photos. I hadn’t meant to let it go that long but it was still snapping away the day I switched the chip. Among the wildlife it sensed were turkeys, a raccoon, and lots of deer.


Significantly it also caught more changes of growth than you’d expect for just two seasons—from bare early spring woods to lush early summer growth (the lens was hidden behind vegetation for a while, and the wind moving the leaves accounts for many of the motion-triggered photos), then senescence of late summer (or drought) opening up the views again. Anyone who thinks that plants are not dynamic in growth and movement has not reviewed this series of photos.

Above, two of the more artistically posed deer photos.