Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May - LARGE and small

May is a month of rapid change, a month for wildflowers – and a month for wildlife: for migrating birds and for the birth of young mammals.

One of my camera traps has been aimed down the trunk of a long-fallen white pine for quite awhile. This has been a good location for a camera trap; last winter the camera took photographs and videos of gray squirrel and bobcat, white-tailed deer and red-tailed hawk and during May it continued to produce well.

When I last checked the camera it had a number of videos, some not worth keeping and some worth keeping and sharing. Here are the better videos from the month of May – raccoon and pileated woodpecker; white-tailed deer and raccoon again; and then, at 1:33 into the video, an insect (my best guess, and that’s all it is, is that the insect is a wood roach) and more deer; and the prize, a short-tailed weasel.

This has been a good location for a camera trap, we’ll see what the future holds.


  1. Such an interesting window into the woods.

  2. Hello, great video, wonderful variety of critters. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  3. Hello. Great video. Pileated woodpecker is a great looking bird.


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