Thursday, February 16, 2017

From the North I

Our son and his family live far to the north, on the side of a large mountain with many different habitats – the valley at its base, on its slopes and on its peak. For several years I’ve had a couple of camera traps there to capture photos of the wildlife that lives on their property or wanders through.

My primary targets are the predators that inhabit this large tract of wild country, but there's a lot of other interesting wildlife. Here are some of the photos from a camera trap set at a fallen tree: the blue jay that stopped by –

And the red squirrel caught in mid leap to the same tree trunk –

That old fallen tree really attracts wildlife, a raccoon (one of many raccoons photographed there) –

 A white-footed mouse (also one of many) –

And the long-tailed weasel that came to hunt the mice –

And even a young white-tailed deer that inspected the fallen tree –

Then checked the camera trap -

A subsequent post on In Forest and Field will feature photos from another location on their property.


  1. That's a good group of pix! Love the squirrel in mid leap. And yes, I've been going squirrely myself.

  2. What great shots. I'm going to have to talk our son into doing this on his property in Northeastern Washington state.

  3. Hello, wonderful critters. I would love to see a weasel. The mouse is cute and the deer are pretty. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. You captures some great animals. The deer would be a great highlight to see but your other photos are well done.

  5. It's always fun to see what turns up on the trail cam!


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