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Using Trail Cameras to Survey Long Island’s Wild Mammals
January 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Janet Pesaturo, author of Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife.
In this one-hour Zoom presentation, followed by Q/A, Janet will introduce the basics of trail cameras: how they work, how to choose one, how to set them up, and how to deter theft. She will then discuss reading the landscape to determine smart camera placement and conclude the program with an introduction to wildlife tracking and how to use track and sign observations to refine camera placement. Species of particular interest to the Long Island Mammal Survey will be used as examples.
Janet Pesaturo has pursued her interest in life sciences and animal behavior in a variety of ways. A former psychiatrist, she completed a master’s degree in conservation biology late in life and now focuses on her wildlife tracking and camera trapping obsessions. She has a Level III Track & Sign certificate from CyberTracker. In 2018 she published “Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife.”
This presentation is free, but registration is required.