I have seen many types of animals in the Acres that have yet to make an appearance on my trail cameras: owls, fishers (commonly but incorrectly referred to as "fishercats"), muskrats, foxes, turtles, and northern watersnakes, to name a few. There is always that hope. But here is a great little critter I was not expecting, and have never seen in the wild! Watch to see how I verify what it is.
Here are the Orchard visitors from July 25-28, 2020. Mostly it's the doe and one of the porcupines taking turns, with the buck and a hummingbird popping in as well. Why shouldn't they? This place has enough delicious snacks for everyone!
Oops... did I say "one of" the porcupines????? ...Stay tuned!
Take a look into the heart of the Acres, at Birch Grave Pond! See the creatures who come here, and find out what they're up to.
(Aside from this footage captured during the first 2 weeks of July 2020, there were 200+ videos of the plants swaying in the breeze. Fortunately when I found out, I'd already moved this trail camera elsewhere on a hunch.)
Here are my first videos captured on Lumberjack Bridge, which is located up in the "Oakish Highlands" region of the Acres. Footage is from 2 days in late June 2020. (I was too curious to leave it alone for longer than 2 days.) As you can see, this spot looks like it's going to be excellent for viewing all sorts of wildlife!
I stuck this trail camera in Hazelnut Orchard on July 21, 2020 and checked it 3 days later. I hit the jackpot! Apparently so did the buck.
The orchard is located in the North End region of the acres. Needless to say, the camera is still on that tree now. Enjoy all this awesome footage from its first few days!