Spring Camera Trapping in the Triangle!

By Arielle Parsons

Spring is here and camera trapping continues around the Triangle.  Since last spring, we’ve had 141 volunteers run cameras in more than 250 sites.

By far the most commonly detected species has been white-tailed deer but we’ve gotten several more rare species like striped skunks, chipmunks and bobcats especially in the rural areas.

We’ve gotten some great photos too, including a bobcat outside of Chapel Hill and lots of coyotes, including this one outside of Durham.

We’ve surveyed a large number of suburban backyards and small woodlots so far and are now shifting our focus to rural areas.  We are interested in recruiting more volunteers who live in rural areas around the Triangle (Henderson, Oxford etc.) to put a camera in their backyard or neighborhood woodlot.  This will give us a great comparison to the suburban areas we’ve already sampled!

Signup is easy, just fill out this form:

http://goo.gl/forms/pDoyyrwp6C

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