The Watershed Wildlife Website.
Wildlife & Nature in The West Michigan
White River Watershed & Vicinity
Trail Camera Highlights
Had to trim and hour of video
down to fit short-attention-span theater time. A lot of
activity at the creek again. A serious argument between a
squirrel and a hawk was recorded just out of the field of
view. Can't catch everything! You'll see evidence that one of
the raccoons had a close call and a 1-1/2 hour timeout for a
The usual cast of characters show
up in August plus the recently absent mink and a parade of
possums. I added background music and am looking for a
comments regarding whether I should keep doing it or just
leave it natural.
A fox was recorded chasing deer,
a fawn making odd happy sounds while it was nursing and a
frantic fox chased mice around the creek.
In June we watch the "bridge"
over a creek, a fawn nursing at night and a couple of
unfortunate antler designs. There are a couple of great Bard
owl calls at 1:55...
We stayed at the creek during May
because of all the activity there this time of year.
Two questions were answered: How does a Porcupine cross
water? &... How loud IS a raccoon squabble?
The activity varies by the month.
This month it was back to the creek where things were
happening. Fox sightings (the crippled vixen seems to be
getting around) and the usual deer and raccoons. A lot
of squirrels were left on the cutting room floor. A 16 GB SD
card was filled by them within a week on two occasions. (Where
are the fox when you need them?) The Wood ducks were very
active in the creek with a few squabbles. They are gorgeous.
February was a slow month on
camera. I guess the wildlife was as reluctant to go outside as
I was. Fortunately March was much better. Another first timer
species on camera. You'll see it in the creek. The crippled
Vixen is still getting by. She may even be picking up speed.
Also some interesting sounds occasionally in the background.
Some close-ups of Wood Ducks in the creek.
One new species on
camera this month and some interesting animal behavior. The
second half of January brought some very low temperatures. One
clip that wasn’t included registered a -15F. With the wind it
must have been hard on the critters.
Trail Camera Highlights. Most activity after dark. A new
species on my list with a fabulous tail and an embarrassed
November 2018 Trail Camera
Highlights. It was a busy month in the woods!
Bucks chasing doe all night.
ending to this one.
It was the usual
cast of characters in October. The only surprise was the
creature that appeared around midnight on the last day of the
month. Didn't get an ID.
September 2018 Trail Camera
Highlights. Left the creek behind and went to high ground in
the woods. A sleeping whitetail doe and fun with opossums.
August 2018 Trail Camera
Highlights. A Michigan creek.Water attracts wildlife. A short
documentary of a busy little Michigan stream showing the
diversity it supports.
July 2018 Trail Camera
Highlights. A Twerking Hawk & bathing birds. A busy creek for
June 2018 Trail Camera
Highlights. Browning Extreme & Adventuridge Trail Cameras.