James McConnell

Badger and cubs

Creating species records – volunteer’s picks, part 1!

As part of the 3 year Heritage Lottery Funded Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, we are creating records of all the species that pass by our wildlife cameras. We use over 50 camera traps as our main survey tools in this project as they effectively give us eyes in the forest 24/7; this is really …

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Setting up wildlife cameras for red deer

Camera trap reveals who left the prints…

From Ed Snell, Pine marten project officer When setting up wildlife cameras for the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, we’re always on the lookout for features like animal trails and good places to hide away bait. Setting up camera traps on cold but clear January morning The camera trap site in the video below looked …

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Browning Recon Force Edge and Spec Ops Edge wildlife cameras released

New 2020 Browning Edge wildlife cameras released

A new year means new wildlife trail cameras being released, which always gets us excited here at NatureSpy. So far, we’ve seen two new offerings released from Browning Trail Cameras; the Recon Force Edge and Spec Ops Edge. Both of these camera traps are the new versions of the previous Advantage cameras, which were hugely …

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A volunteer checks one of the project cameras

Getting the most out of camera traps on the pine marten project

By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer Camera trap surveys are our main research method on the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme. This blog post gives some insight into why we think they’re ideal for this kind of project and how we set up our cameras. A project camera trap collected in snowy conditions …

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On the trail of wolves and lynx…

This post by NatureSpy staff member James McConnell about NatureSpy’s work in Croatia with partners Bioterra, and support from ZSL’s Instant Wild, originally appeared on ZSL’s Conservation website and is reposted here… ‘We will wait here, while Mirko goes to find the place” Mirko doesn’t speak much English at all, so his colleague lets us …

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