Thursday, June 30, 2016

At the Crossing

In the farming country on the edge of the Big Woods there’s an area of a few hundred acres that’s too wet to farm although, over the years, some folks have tried. They even channelized a stream, straightening and deepening the stream to hurry the water on its way downstream. Farming ended more than 70 years ago, but the stream still gently flows through woodland that is occasionally flooded in spring.

When I found a faint trail containing deer tracks that crossed the stream the temptation to put a camera trap at the crossing was too strong to resist. A camera trap has now been at the crossing for about two months and the results have certainly justified my decision to place it there. A sampling of photos from the crossing –
Hooded Merganser

Canada Geese

Black Bear
Wood Duck
White-tailed Deer

Great Blue Heron
White-tailed Deer

The camera trap will remain in place at least until fall to capture photos of the wildlife that uses the stream or crosses the waterway there.



eileeninmd said...

Great wildlife captures. I love the Merganser, Wood duck and the bear butt. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Wow! Lots of great wildlife there! Looking forward to future photos.

Essen Girl said...

The great blue heron is amazing!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

Willard said...

An excellent spot for sure. I really enjoyed the photos.