In this edition of the winter weekly, we'll look at what we've learned about these areas, including a look at three weeks worth of camera footage. Read on for some tracking adventures and the full story in pictures of three weeks in the winter woods.
They saw squirrel bird activity along the river (a woodpecker and a dipper), as well as bird tracks, and also had fun examining the moss, lichens, and trees in the area. Can anyone identify this fungus?
So with that tracking-based assessment of active wildlife in the area, is anyone curious what our wildlife cameras saw? We sure were, and volunteers recently brought back footage fresh from the field of January 28 through February 20 right there at Sandy River Flats.
Let's explore what the camera saw over those three weeks. The first picture on every memory card is of the volunteer who set it up, making any last adjustments to that motion activated camera.
All we have on a daylight view of the tracks it left behind, and even they were quickly obscured by melting snow and falling twigs over the next couple days.
Looks like it takes a lot of time and multiple tools to get a full picture of what's going on up on the mountain. Thank goodness there are volunteers like you making it all happen!