Camera trap http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/88/all en Who's Visiting the Pond? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whos-visiting-pond <p><span>On the tails<span>&nbsp;(</span>mammal and&nbsp;bird&nbsp;tails that is)&nbsp;of last week&#39;s post, I thought I&#39;d continue to focus your attention on our wonderful new pond. Sam Easterson has set up some of his trusty camera traps next to the waterfall to see who might be visiting the pond. Check out the following images to see what he has found so far.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><span>Nighttime is busy at the pond!</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whos-visiting-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whos-visiting-pond#comments American Crow birds Black-headed Grosbeak Camera trap cats mammals Mourning Dove Pond Sam Easterson Swainson's Thrush Virginia opossum Warbling Vireo Western gulls Western Kingbird Western Tanager Blog Fri, 11 May 2012 04:27:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 697 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Hey People We've Got Baby Opossums http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hey-people-weve-got-baby-opossums <div>Remember back in <a href="/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil" target="_blank">December</a>, when I said I&#39;d let you all know if we had baby Virginia opossums, <em>Didelphis virginiana</em>? Well it&#39;s&nbsp;spring, and right on cue they&#39;re here! Sam Easterson&#39;s camera traps have caught the babies (we think there are three) on video over the last week, and although many people don&#39;t find opossum babies cute, there are a few of us here at the Museum that do. Check them out and make your own assessment.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hey-people-weve-got-baby-opossums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/hey-people-weve-got-baby-opossums#comments Babies Camera trap Opossum Sam Easterson Virginia opossum Blog Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:54:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 701 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Breaking and Entering: Squirrel Moves into Opossum Den http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/breaking-and-entering-squirrel-moves-opossum-den <p><span>We have another new sighting for the North Campus. A California ground squirrel has been spotted using the </span><a href="/nature/blog/opossums-love-tin-foil" target="_blank"><span>opossum den</span></a><span> located underneath one of our Museum sheds. So far it seems that both the opossums and the squirrels are sharing the space!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/breaking-and-entering-squirrel-moves-opossum-den" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/breaking-and-entering-squirrel-moves-opossum-den#comments California ground squirrel Camera trap Jim Dines mammals Otospermophilus beecheyi pests Sam Easterson squirrels Blog Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:49:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 665 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Unusual Bird Sighting: Common Yellowthroat http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/unusual-bird-sighting-common-yellowthroat <p>Sam Easterson has caught a relatively unusual occurrence on camera. On New Year's day Sam's camera trap discovered a Common Yellowthroat (<em>Geothlypis trichas</em>) skulking behind one of our sheds (I should add that this is the same shed the opossums have a den underneath). It is relatively unusual only because of the season, this is only the third time a Common Yellowthroat has been sighted here in winter! <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/unusual-bird-sighting-common-yellowthroat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/unusual-bird-sighting-common-yellowthroat#comments Bird List birds Camera trap common yellowthroat Blog Sat, 28 Jan 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 672 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Scat: Owls and Opossums Oh My! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/scat-owls-and-opossums-oh-my <p>Mystery abounds in the North Campus, for who&#39;s been leaving scat under the footbridge? I discovered a vast array (about 10 pieces) of scat while I was searching for fungi a few weeks ago, and of course I snapped some pictures to try and identify our most recent visitor.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/scat-owls-and-opossums-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/scat-owls-and-opossums-oh-my#comments anima scat animal poop Bird List Burrowing owl Camera trap Jim Dines Opossum poop raccoon Sam Easterson scat Blog Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 679 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Is This Your Dog? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/your-dog <p>Sam moved the camera trap last week. We wanted to see what else we might find in the North Campus. Here's what we found. <div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HtO805ytgow/TiTPOgB7DhI/AAAAAAAAAG4/pIeqJtJ7lCc/s1600/opossum.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="225" m src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HtO805ytgow/TiTPOgB7DhI/AAAAAAAAAG4/pIeqJtJ7lCc/s400/opossum.jpg" width="400" /></a></div> </p><p>I guess the Opossum was like the rest of us totally unaffected by Carmageddon!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/your-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/your-dog#comments Camera trap dogs mammals Opossum Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 659 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Camera Trapping http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping <div></div> <div>Last week Sam got an awesome package in the mail, our new camera trap! On Monday afternoon he set it up behind the Butterfly Pavilion to see if it worked. We were also curious to see if we'd capture any interesting images. Boy were we in for a surprise!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Night 1: Monday pm-Tuesday am</strong></div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/camera-trapping#comments birds Butterfly Pavilion Camera trap cats Cooper's Hawk mammals Opossum Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2011 06:20:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 662 at http://www.nhm.org/nature