Goshawks, red stags and busy cameras…

A January update from the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme… By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Officer When we’re going through camera trap footage from the colder months of the year we generally expect to see less activity as the inhabitants of the forests on the North York Moors become less active over winter. This certainly hasn’t been the case in our camera trap surveys running towards the end of

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November pine marten programme update

The latest from the camera traps… By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer As we move through autumn into winter, we start to see less activity on our camera traps as the wildlife that inhabits the forests of the North York Moors starts to batten down the hatches for winter. We’re yet to see a marten on camera again this year, but this certainly doesn’t mean we’re short of

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Project Officer Ed checks pine marten hair tubes

Hair tubes, chicken wings and invisible martens…

(aka pine marten DNA surveys…) By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer One of our objectives of the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is obtain pine marten DNA so we can establish their origin and identify individual martens. There are two common ways of doing this; through analysis of their scats or hair samples. We’ve recently completed our first DNA survey covering roughly

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Help us ID images with MammalWeb

Help us ID thousands of images from the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme As of this week, you will be able to play an important role the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme by identifying species in our camera trap photos through MammalWeb. MammalWeb is an online platform for ID of species in camera trap images that is freely available for anyone to access, just head to the MammalWeb website and

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Pine marten update – Over 50 camera traps deployed…

By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer Over 30 volunteers are now involved in the project, setting cameras and placing (smelly!) bait… 4 months in to our new Heritage Lottery funded pine marten project, the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, and our excellent volunteer team have been making the most of the good weather! Our camera trap surveys are now in full swing which means we have between 45 –

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