One of my camera traps had an unexpected treat when I checked it this
morning: the tree it was aimed at was used repeatedly by a flying
squirrel. This is the first time I've captured this species on camera.
The tree in question was located right at the water's edge. The next
time I go back I'll have to look for clues as to why the squirrel was
visiting this particular location.
My cameras took several hundred photos during the last three weeks, and
I'll be posting some of this highlights in the coming days. Some of you
have asked for more specific details about the locations. I'm not
comfortable sharing this. I don't want visitors to the sites, for the
protection of the animals and of my cameras. Some of the photos I'll be
sharing later this week have enough detail that you can probably figure
out where they are located. Please don't take that as a challenge.
Assuming there's still some snow on the ground tomorrow, I'm going to be
taking advantage of it to try to locate some new animal hot spots.
Hopefully some of you will be out finding similar locations in your own
(Oh, and just a reminder: hunting season is in full swing now. Wear
orange in the woods.)