Back in mid-December I set a camera trap beneath a rock overhang hoping it would capture photos of something interesting – coyote, bobcat, fisher, Allegheny woodrat, or ...
The overhang is at the edge of a flat wooded plateau that contains an extensive area of forest with a sparse scattering of small old fields. Just downslope from the overhang the ground falls away rapidly for hundreds of feet to a large stream.
This is the view from the camera’s location; just the way I found the site –
The first check of the camera was a bit disappointing with photos of white-footed mice –
And raccoons –
And one photo of a coyote taken when rapidly changing temperatures had thoroughly fogged the lens glass –
The second check of the camera’s memory card was more rewarding with photographs of a raccoon –
And porcupine –
And my wish was fulfilled by several pretty good photographs of a bobcat taken on the first day the ground was snow covered this winter–
The next check of the camera also revealed photographs of raccoons and the tail end of a gray fox –
And, after another snowfall, a bobcat –
Since the location shows promise, the camera will stay there for a while, perhaps throughout the summer.