The motion sensitive cameras also help solve the quintessential question of "Who is pooping on the path?" When I see these wild calling cards, I often try to scoot them off the trail so that nosy noses don't find them. This hopefully eliminates the eating of the poo or the rolling in the poo. One leads to several baths. The other leads to vet visits and antibiotics.
The cameras can take many, many photos depending on what triggers them. They freeze specific moments in time.
Sometimes the lighting on these photos is just right to create the perfect serene scene. Since I have traveled these trails, the pictures often create a feeling of peacefulness for me as I can imagine being there in person. I can almost feel the cool autumn morning as a buck passes through the dark forest canopy and enters the pond area.
That's just the nature of things 'round here, I guess.
The devices also capture instances that I may not of have been able to view during the time I spend outdoors.
I placed a camera in the back yard as I noted the absent of fallen apples under a tree with loaded branches. Sure enough, some deer visitors showed up. This most likely explains the late night barkfests at the Applegate house.
The whole trail camera movement has changed how people view wildlife as they can now monitor areas 24/7 without being there.
There are numerous Facebook sites set up for enthusiasts to share.
Pennsylvania Wildlife Trailcams is an awesome Facebook group. However, you have to watch cause sometimes folks can share fake photos -- gasp, not on the internet.
While a bunch of the posts are hunting related, there are those who are just posting their views of the natural world.