RU EcoPreserve participates in SNAPSHOT USA 2022
white-tailed deer doe and fawn.
The EcoPreserve again participated in SNAPSHOT USA. Snapshot is a huge collaborative effort to sample mammal populations with camera traps. The study is designed to sample sites stratified across habitats and development zones (suburban/rural/wild/urban) across the US. The EcoPreserve is New Jersey’s only SNAPSHOT site. For more information go to https://app.wildlifeinsights.org/initiatives/2000156/Snapshot-USA
Under the direction of EcoPreserve Director, Rick Lathrop, graduate student Kendall Edredge and several undergraduate students set up the cameras, reviewed the imagery and identified and recorded the various species observed. We deployed 15 cameras spread out across the EcoPreserve during the months of October and November 2022. The cameras capture color images during the day and black & white at night.
16 different species, not including humans, were observed.
|Eastern Gray Squirrel||155|
|White Tailed Deer||14|