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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.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Coyote Blogging

This fine beast or beastress comes to you from the Santa Cruz Mountains and deserves a Haiku

Look at that hamstring 
I am going with Beastress
Fine bitch specimen 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Workout Plan

The holidays can often lead to overindulgence of food and drink.

Remaining active is key during these festive times.

Best to stick with the basics; running and leaping -- and don't forget to stretch!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Learning and Playing

Here are a few pictures of some raccoons, Procyon lotor, from the Santa Cruz Mountains that I got in the Fall. The main group of raccoons that came by the camera were a mother and her two offspring. They walked up and down the creek, faces up and paws dragging the bottom feeling for yummy critters to catch and eat.



Notice the "I am trying to concentrate" look on the young one's face.



Inspecting the camera

This is one of my favorite images of the past year

Just to illustrate that sometimes the 8-legged critters find your camera a wonderful place to set-up shop. This usually leads to the camera trap blues.

I know that was a lot of raccoon pictures. More than most sane people would want to look at, but these are only a fraction of the ones I could have posted.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Harrier

Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds, Terra Linda, Dec 2012

Sneaking outdoors during this month of madness can be difficult, but a treat always presents itself.