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.