You ever wonder what animals are doing when you’re not around? I did. Especially what they thought of some little structures I’m using for my field experiments this summer. So I set up some Bushnell TrohpyCams by a few structures to see who came by and what they wanted. There are some peanut butter coated oats near the cages as bait. There were also track pads, which some folks at Saguaro National Park were awesome enough to lend me….. but monsoon season is unpredictable, and a cloudburst wiped all the chalk off my tracking plates before I could get to them. Here are a couple of fun ones.
I love that at the end of the second one, the desert cottontail rolls in the dirt, much like my roommate’s cat.