Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Wildlife Cameras

We use a variety of tools to monitor wildlife populations at Prairie Ridge. One tool that has proved useful is the infrared camera. This camera is set up in remote areas and is triggered by an animal's body heat, allowing us to capture images of more secretive species. The following is a small sample of photos taken by the camera.

A raccoon investigates a bait station    A Groundhog eats a piece of fruit

An opossum looks for persimmons    A Grey Fox looks for food

A group of deer forage beside the outdoor classroom    A Coyote peeks through the trees

Bait stations using food or predator urine are used to attract the animals closer to the camera. Be sure to look for other signs of these animals during your next visit to Prairie Ridge.