2021 Wildlife Camera Project
What are we protecting, and why? Sycamore wants to get to know the wildlife that call our preserves home. This summer, we set up 12 wildlife cameras in and around Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve.
Sycamore wants to get to know the animals that live on the land we protect. This summer, we set up 12 wildlife cameras in and around Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in Monroe County, at locations we know are frequented by animals – game trails, creeks, and a beaver dam that creates a natural bridge. Our “Dam Cam,” “Squirrel Log Cam,” “Creek Cam,” and many others provide a window into the world of the wildlife community that call our preserves home.
So far we’ve captured 37 species on these cameras and are keeping an inventory of what we see. This will give us a baseline to measure the success of Sycamore’s large-scale wetland restoration project that will take place in this area over the next two years. Return here as we update with new footage or follow us on social media for highlights.
We’ve learned so much already from just one summer of having these cameras out in the field. In the next year or ten years we’ll be able to gauge the impact of our habitat restoration projects on these animals and know what they need to thrive here. We’re excited for what these cameras will capture after we create even more protected habitat for wildlife in southern Indiana.
Warning: This video includes a bobcat carrying a dead animal. See our alternate version without prey at youtube.com/sycamorelandtrust.