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 –
|Great Blue Heron|
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.