It's been a great year of camera-trapping. That's right, on this date last year, I started putting up cameras in the woods.
The first real pictures I got were just of deer, but hey, those pictures were the start of something great.
Camera-trapping has taught me many things about everything. With the ridiculous amounts of cameras that I now use, I have been able to write grants, receive grants, attain federal, state, and local permits regarding wildlife, and have been in magazines and newspapers. I've also done a bit of community outreach by speaking in public schools about the importance of natural resource protection and the methods used to survey wildlife.
Another big part of this is the volunteers and helpers that come along with me, pulling SD cards out of cameras, jotting down notes, and helping with general camera-trap work. There have been a whopping 38 volunteers who do this with me and I couldn't have done it all without them.
The best is yet to come. Thanks for being a part of the excitement!