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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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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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One of the first beavers in Yorkshire on camera trap

Not Canada… Beavers in Yorkshire!

It may look like Canada or the wilds of Europe, but this is one of Yorkshire’s newest residents – the first beavers in the region for over 400 years… https://youtu.be/NZiMWXCC0Og These wonderful images come from Forestry England’s enclosed beaver release trail at Cropton Forest.  This is the culmination of a huge amount of work behind the scenes …

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