*CANCELED* Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior
Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED BY THE PRESENTER. THE PRESENTER RESIDES IN MASSACHUSETTS, WHERE COVID-19 IS PRESENT, AND SHE HAS NOTIFIED THE LIBRARY THAT SHE WOULD PREFER NOT TO TRAVEL TO MAINE AS A PRECAUTION.
The Camden Public Library and Mid-Coast Audubon will host Janet Pesaturo for a presentation on camera trapping. Pesaturo is a conservation biologist, certified tracker and writer who travels around the country tracking and camera trapping everything from mouse to moose. In 2018, her first book was published: Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife. This one-hour talk followed by book sale and signing, will introduce trail cameras – how they work and how to set them up – and then discuss smart camera placement so that you too can capture photos and videos that reveal the secret habits of animals.
A trail camera is a rugged, weather-proof camera that can be mounted and left in place for long periods of time. It triggers to take photos or videos when an animal passes in front of it. This one-hour talk followed by book sale and signing, will introduce trail cameras – how they work and how to set them up – and then discuss smart camera placement so that you too can capture photos and videos that reveal the secret habits of animals. These “camera traps” are taking wildlife research by storm because they are a noninvasive way to literally shed new light on the private lives of wild creatures. Anyone with curiosity, persistence, and an inexpensive trail camera can study cutting edge animal behavior topics.
Pesaturo chronicles her nature discoveries and adventures in a blog at WinterberryWildlife.
Signed books will be available for $20 cash.