Hello my name is Mr. MacDonald Please join me as I travel to Nova Scotia to study mammals!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 2

Day 2 was full of learning about Camera traps and Longworth traps. We set 5 passive infrared camera traps in one location near East Port Medway, and 100 Longworth (have a heart) traps in the Cooks Lake area. We walked approximately 2-3 miles total, and learned how to stuff, set, and place these traps. We'll be checking them and resetting twice a day for the next 4 days, hoping to catch Wood Mice, Shrews, and Voles, and possibly chipmunks.
I'll post more pictures after tomorrow's trip, and will also comment of the beautifully lush carpets of sphagnum littering the forested landscape…
And check out the really cool example of nature's food web: a beautiful dragonfly eating a bee while posed on the one of the Earth Watch volunteer's shirt (and my hand)
See ya


  1. My yard probably looked like it does now just a little more wild. My house was probably just a hill.

  2. the porcupine looks really wierd