Friday, July 19, 2013

Activity at another watering hole

I decided to move the camera uphill to see what there is to see. I found a small stream that flows down to Minebank Run.  I placed the camera next to a small animal trail that crosses the stream.

Herewith, a review of the animals follow that trail.

The raccoon was a common sight. I found several pictures of it hunting for food.

It probably goes without saying that a deer walked in front of the camera. Sometime in the future, I hope to look at deer, and their effects on the environment.

The fox was another animal that came to the stream several times over the last few days. If you look closely at the first two photographs, you'll see an animal in this fox's mouth. Probably a dead rabbit. Perhaps being brought home to feed the children.

Birds also need to drink too, don't they?
Do you have a birdbath in your yard?

And, finally, people and their best friends. The park is for them too.

And we will  finish with an interesting tidbit. If you look at this last photo, you might notice that the camera switched to black and white. The forest floor is actually darker in the summer than the winter. This is due to the heavy leaf cover from the trees.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Where's Waldo?, the Cromwell Valley Park version

So, it appears than the beavers, like Elvis, have left the park. I expect that one will venture back sometime in the future, but for now the park is bereft of beavers.

I have decided to lift my camera up to the hills, and to explore what may be seen there. With the help of my son, I placed to camera along a deer trail. After about a week I had a chance to retrieve it a and check to photos.  Turns out some animals can be pretty hard to pick out of the background. It certainly was fun, though, looking closely to see what tripped the camera.

Take a look at the pictures below and see how you do. Each has a mammal in it. Some, though are pretty hard to identify. I really don't know for sure what a couple of them are. Do you?

More later.