Plus, a beaver made a home for itself at Cromwell Valley Park last fall.
And that made me think how fun it would be to learn about natural history and trail cameras at the same time. My plan is to use the camera to observe the beaver and learn more about its behavior. I will combine that with information about beavers, how they live, and their influence on their world, and on our history.
This morning my son and I put the camera out. We walked here and there, and saw several places to put the camera. We agreed that it would be fun to own about four of them.
Finally, we decided to see if we can get some pictures of the beaver finishing the job of cutting this tree down.
We found a suitable place to mount the camera; and we discovered that it takes three hands--or two hands and a knee-- to install one of the darn things.
I hope to check the camera about once a week, and to update this blog with my findings. I will probably move the camera to various places in the park as the year progresses, to see what other animals are up to. Feel free to let me know if there is something you especially want to see.