Adventures of a Busy Bee – Camera Traps

Adventures of a Busy Bee – Camera Traps

Adventures of a busy bee – Camera Traps

Guest blog by Nicole Feenan

Over the past few weeks we have the chance to work with camera traps across the reserve. Camera traps are used widely in conservation across the world. A camera trap is a remotely activated camera that is equipped with a motion sensor, an infrared sensor or it will use a light beam as a trigger. They are also known as trail cameras and their main use is to capture images and/or videos of wildlife with little to no human interference as possible. The images and videos produced by camera traps have been featured in many documentaries and are shared widely on social media to raise awareness of certain species at risk of becoming endangered. The famous David Attenborough has used camera traps to record footage for both Blue Plant and his most recent documentary Dynasties. We are only new to using this equipment but through a little persistence and practice we very fortunate to get footage of a fox, birds, a rabbit and a mouse. We have found that the forest is a good place to put the cameras as they are camouflaged by the trees and fallen leaves. Here are some images of what we found:

Camera Trap - Fox

Figure 1 – Rabbit Found at Oxford Island

Camera Trap - Fox

Figure 2 – Fox found at Oxford Island

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