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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Should Be Guest Post: Mother Dear [(Deer Mother) - Thinking Fellers Suburban Studies #3]

My co-teacher and amigo, Ryan, was to present this post to y'all, but after mine and JK's Mojave (mis)adventures and some dude getting baby cougs, he got a wee shy.

A story remains, however.

One of the maxims that Ryan has spread throughout our campus is BE AWARE OF THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
We apply this saying in many situations in our classroom, social thinking groups and particularly in spreading a love and enjoyment of the outdoors.

Hanging out with the family in a suburban backyard and using that awareness can lead to amazing discoveries:

Across the creek lie a fawn, curled up and waiting for mama!

Our intrepid amateur naturalist and camera trapper swiftly set up a cam to observe behavior:

 mother chases off a rascally raccoon

nursing the young

We are often merely intruders on a rich world that surrounds us. Step outside and report back what is happening in your 'hood.


  1. Sounds like Ryan is well on his way to being an excellent naturalist and/or buddhist. Well documented.