A lazy fox on a hot day
Our Deescover Project has been rumbling along, in and around the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB.
NatureSpy's camera traps, with the help of a wonderful team of volunteers, have been criss-crossing the range and the valley below looking for the wildlife within.
It's not all been plain sailing - many sites have been much quieter than expected. However, that makes it all the sweeter when a camera comes up with the goods - even if it is a more common species.
This fox (above) was a particularly nice surprise - in a quiet, mature wooded North Wales Wildlife Trust reserve. We actually captured what we think was the same dog fox many times during the early evening - just moseying around, in no particular hurry, not foraging, territory marking - a fox that seems to have found a pretty good spot in the world.
Although, this was also captured when temperatures were above 30C - so perhaps just a hot and bothered fox, staying in the shade!
We also captured some rather playful badgers when the sun went down on this same site - more on that shortly!