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Behind the Spy: Camera trapping under the snow

    Behind the Spy: camera trapping under the snow By Kat Holmes Eeva Soininen is a researcher working to understand the species interactions that take place within food webs in the arctic tundra habitat. She works in seriously cold conditions and recently developed an amazing way to camera trap wildlife under the snow! I …

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Behind the Spy: Chicago Wildlife Watch

Behind the Spy: Chicago Wildlife Watch By Kat Holmes There are some exciting citizen science camera trap projects taking place all over the world. We were lucky enough to speak to Dr. Seth Magle, Director, Urban Wildlife Institute at Lincoln Park Zoo. He is one of the brains behind Chicago Wildlife Watch, a collaborative project …

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Camera trappers on twitter

Top camera trappers to follow on Twitter

Top camera trappers to follow on Twitter Camera traps and twitter go together better than you might first realise. All you need is a camera trap and a twitter account and you can share your wildlife photos & videos with the whole world. Here are some of our favourite accounts on twitter that regularly share …

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Camera traps and science – how did we get here?

Camera traps, despite being a relatively old technology, are now quickly emerging as a key tool in science and conservation. But how did it get here? It is now fairly well known what a camera trap is; basically a camera in a weatherproof case that is triggered by an infrared sensor when an animal walks …

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Sequoia – searching for bears… [3/3]

Sequoia – searching for bears… [3/3] The final part of three blog entries from NatureSpy Wildlife Biologist Hannah Henshaw, describing a quest for bears in three American National Parks. We’ve already had Yellowstone and Yosemite… Our last stop was Sequoia National Park, covering 631.35 square miles with an elevation up to 14,494 feet, located in …

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Upper Yosemite Falls

Yosemite – searching for bears… [2/3]

Yosemite – searching for bears… [2/3] The second in a series of three blog entries from NatureSpy Wildlife Biologist Hannah Henshaw, describing a quest for bears in three American National Parks. We’ve already had Yellowstone… next up; Yosemite… Some 900 miles away from Yellowstone, we arrived in Yosemite National Park located to the East of California, to …

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Yellowstone – searching for bears… [1/3]

Yellowstone – searching for bears [1/3] Hannah Henshaw – NatureSpy Wildlife Biologist In November 2012, the NatureSpy biologists started a quest to track bears in 3 of Americas most beautiful and historic National Parks. The expedition began in Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first National Park spanning 3,472 square miles through three US states; Montana, Idaho …

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