Bushnell trophy camera trap

How do camera trap sensors work?

How do camera traps work? By Tomos Williams The use of camera traps in both research and as a fun hobby has increased immensely in the last few years. In scientific studies, they are mostly used to monitor mammals and birds because reptiles and amphibians are harder to capture. This is because of the type of sensor that the cameras use; called a Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensor. PIR sensors detect a difference

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Red deer stag on camera trap

Our first red deer stag capture…

More camera trap footage from our Yorkshire Pine Marten Project has just come in – and there are some very interesting captures… The most welcome of which was a red deer stag ogling the camera trap – a first for NatureSpy. This also represents the largest mammal we’ve ever captured on camera trap before! We were hopeful of picking up some of the only wild-roaming red deer in the North York

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Fossa - Inspire Wildlife

Emily Stewart; Photographer, conservationist and writer

Emily Stewart; Photographer, conservationist and writer By Tomos Williams Emily Stewart supporting British hedgehogs (twitter) Can you name the birds in the trees? It was her grandparents’ knowledge of the natural world that first inspired Emily Stewart to become involved in wildlife. As she grew up, she became aware of the issues facing our wild populations and decided to do something about it. “As a child you grow up surrounded by

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Hedgehog camera trap barging

Hedgehog… or rhino?!

    Badger head meets small mammal camera trap // Our Education Officer Helen got a little bit of surprise when collected some of the camera traps we’ve had at a school in North Wales this week. The small mammal camera, an adapted camera trap designed to give pupils close up views of the mice and voles that live at their school, had a visitor. A visitor that was a

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Badger on small mammal cam

Badger head meets small mammal camera trap…

    Badger head meets small mammal camera trap // Our Education Officer Helen got a little bit of surprise when collected some of the camera traps we’ve had at a school in North Wales this week. The small mammal camera, an adapted camera trap designed to give pupils close up views of the mice and voles that live at their school, had a visitor. A visitor that was a

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Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Camera trap highlights

Latest Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Highlights

    Back to Yorkshire Pine Marten Project New volunteers get to grips with camera traps Volunteers after a 7 mile hike setting up camera traps to look for pine marten. Camera traps are again out on the North York Moors looking for pine marten – helped by new volunteers.  4 more volunteers have joined the project and recently got to grips with the camera traps during a long hike in

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