A mountain lion strolls passed a wireless camera trap

The hidden wildlife of Jasper Ridge

The hidden wildlife of Jasper Ridge This is a guest blog from Trevor Hebert, who is the Academic Technology Specialist at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he monitors 20 wireless camera traps. He tells us a little about the project, what animals turn up on the cameras, and how Jasper Ridge uses them to provide a window on both the animals and the ecosystem… One of the best parts of

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Frank M Chapman ocelot camera trap

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 past. Camera traps were invented long before many realise and have a long and rich

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Walking through a split sequoia tree

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 southern Sierra Nevada. Home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the world

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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 rain and heavy mist. Smaller than Yellowstone, it covers 1,169 square miles with 1,101 of

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Beaver Hike Mountain Yellowstone bears

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 and Wyoming, of which 80% is covered by forest and home to 62 species of

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