Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Walk On The Wild Side... Week 7

Every week we travel to the woods with so much anticipation...
to gather the memory cards from our trail cameras.

It's amazing how many critters are running through our woods when we are not there!

Hiking to the cameras is half the fun...
the other half is downloading the pictures...
waiting for the surprises.


Yesterday we put our hike to good use...
for our annual "No Trespassing" update.
Each year, before hunting season, we walk the perimeter of our 140+ acres
making sure that the perimeter is clearly defined with "NO Trespassing" signs.
It has become a yearly tradition that we look forward to...
and one that the dogs thoroughly enjoy.


As for the cameras...
Here is the best from the past week...


Whoa....fox on the run!





What a busy fox!....

Raccoon.....


Can you find the critter in the photo below?
Where's Waldo?

Mr. Fox....again....


Mr. Fox returns...



One of our 10,000 opossums!

PS...Waldo was a squirrel at the top of the picture...climbing a tree.
We had about 20 photos of that same squirrel...up and down and up and down.

We had a little snow on Saturday...first snowflakes of the season.
Nothing stayed on the ground...but it was lovely as it fell from the sky!


23 comments:

daisy g said...

Oh, this is fun! I'm glad you id'd the squirrel, 'cause I couldn't see it! The snow looks lovely. Enjoy your weekend all warm and cozy!

Lynne said...

Liking the Wildlife Camera Critter posts!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

it's so much fun to see what goes on in your woods at night. where did you get your cameras? i am thinking this would be fun to do at my place. i bet i would see lots of bad kitties and god knows what other city creatures!

wendywoo said...

I love the ones of the doe with the big buck behind her, way down the trail! I tried putting one of my cameras on a rock and I got a picture of a squirrels backside as he jumped over the camera, and several of a wood rat! Putting that camera back up on a tree today!

Missy George said...

Lovely snow especially when it doesn't lay. I blew up the picture and found the squirrel. Do those cameras make noises at all? It seems that most of the animals are looking at them.keep warm! Have a nice weekend.

Karen L. Bates said...

It's great fun seeing what's running around your property at night.

Anonymous said...

I found the squirrel!!!!!

Anonymous said...

love to see your nightly visitors. We have had a fox living in the hill behind us he has kept the chipmunk population down.. once in a while he walks right past our house on the lawn always looking in a hurry... The family of deer who shared the hill has been missing lately although I think it was mating season so the does go away leaving the young ones to fend for themselves..

Annie v.

Junebug said...

Okay, I had to scroll back up for I didn't find Waldo, squirrel. I'm thinking fox and chickens don't go together. Tell those girls to make sure they go to the coop at night! How pretty are the snow flakes! It's coming!! Enjoy your weekend, Hugs!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon, Beverly! HOW FUN (well, for me, since I am city dweller and love animals) to see all these wild ones! But I have to admit that in the night even here in the city we have had white owls, fox, racoons and plenty of rabbits. Now we are seeing wild turkeys on our lawns!

I come by way of a dear friend who mentioned your blog. So nice to meet you! Anita

Suz said...

hope you never catch a hunter in a photo
wonder what is so interesting about that spot for the fox
so enjoyed these...and do you really walk the perimeter? How far is that in distance...
sounds like a good walk for everyone

Beverly Frankeny said...

We really do walk the perimeter....it is a good hike for sure...not sure how long linearly, but it takes several hours....we usually do it in two parts.

Beverly Frankeny said...

Welcome, Anita!!! So glad you joined us. It seems these days with rural land getting more and more scarce, there is no where for critters to go but into the suburbs and cities....sad, but true. Wild turkeys are fun....especially if you are lucky enough to see the Toms all puffed up!!!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Yes, for sure it's coming, June. I have this feeling that this winter will be a snowy one....we'll see!

Beverly Frankeny said...

We are seeing less deer now....I always chalk it up to hunting season...seems to keep them in hiding, except at night. During the summer we see them out in the daylight in our fields. Smart deer!

Beverly Frankeny said...

YAY!!!!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Where do they all go during the day??

Beverly Frankeny said...

I have never heard a noise from the cameras, however animals have much keener hearing...so maybe. They work with infra-red....so no flash.

Beverly Frankeny said...

If I had a dime for every squirrel picture.....Hubbs could retire!

Beverly Frankeny said...

I found my cameras on Amazon....

Beverly Frankeny said...

Our tendency is to look on the ground, and not in the trees!!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Me too, Lynne!

Country Gal said...

I love the night time photos you post to, such busy critters at night lurking about ! I love walking through the woods with our Miggs so much to see and hear ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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