July Highlights From The Trail

July was focused more on the water habitat than the conventional trail. I thought with the hot weather in July a few critters might want to cool off in the creek but I had no idea of how much bathing would take place. New species included a Woodland Jumping Mouse, a mink and a “Twirking…

Using Trail Cameras For Wildlife Video Part II

This post is about external battery use and portability. I find the portability very useful in some situations. I mentioned in part I of this post that I used external batteries due to the demands on AA batteries using video. The most convenient containers I’ve found are plastic ammo boxes. They are water tight and have a…

June Highlights From the Trail

I could have entitled this “Distraught Single Mother Attempts to Raise Disruptive Twins in The Woods” but it would have sounded like a tabloid newspaper headline. Parents will, no doubt sympathize with the Mother. There is more to the video but it’s short so don’t go for a cup of coffee.

Signs Signs Everywhere

I enjoy finding animal sign. I have a very long “unimproved” driveway through the woods which gives me the opportunity to determine who has been out-and-about during the night and sometimes what they’ve been up to. I frequent a large, remote area north of us where I often have a trail camera set up and have…

A Slide Show

People often tell me that they enjoy seeing my photography and I appreciate the comments. Not to get more flattery but to thank those who tune in to my website, watershedwildlife.com and blog occasionally, I created a video slide show by pulling images out of the archives that were taken in the vicinity of the…

Fox vs. Snack

A fox looking for a midnight snack. It’s probably a mouse or shrew. It’s difficult to see but the potential meal gets away. It is just a small blur in the IR illumination. Full screen helps. It’s not easy being a predator.

Golden Ringed Death

We live on a small creek (crick, stream,,,?) surrounded on our side by a swampy area with areas of standing water, yet we rarely have a bloom of mosquitoes to come close to what some suburban areas have. The creek is in a gully that to my knowledge hasn’t been invaded by lawns up stream.…