First pictures from the camera traps!

We set up a few camera traps in the Lehigh Experimental Forest about ten days ago. The primary purpose of these traps will be to provide information on deer herbivory (for undergraduate Bob Mason’s research) and for students in the Ecology (EES-152) class to estimate diversity and the relative population sizes of medium-sized and large mammals. Below are some pictures of the species we “trapped” in our first ten days…

Many pictures of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

We obtained MANY pictures of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), representing both sexes and a range of age classes. With careful analyses, we may be able to apply mark-and-recapture approaches to estimate population sizes.

A few pictures of racoons (Procyon lotor)

A few racoons (Procyon lotor) were “trapped.”

Plenty of gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis).

Plenty of gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis).

We captured a few nice pictures of this fox (gray or red?)

My favorite. We captured a few nice pictures of this fox (gray or red?)

Ugh.  Didn't expect this, but I'm not surprised. The infamous Felis catus.

Ugh. Didn’t expect this, but I’m not surprised. The infamous Felis catus. This individual showed up on this fallen tulip poplar on several nights.

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Posted on October 12, 2013, in Ecology (EES-152), Fieldwork, Original Posts, Teaching and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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