A Raccoon’s Magic

Wildlife camera trap research reveals quickly which animals are the most curious about their surroundings. I’ve had several white-tailed deer often love lick the cameras just to taste them. Greater roadrunners no matter where I’ve placed the cameras have found them and taken several selfies. Feral hogs have bumped some cameras more than once moving…

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Do Turkey Vultures Take a Bath?

In the over 179,000 photos I’ve captured so far during my ongoing wildlife study at 3RF, a few remarkable photos caught my eye from September 2017 which I’ve never seen before. A turkey vulture was photographed walking into the Beaver Pond and taking a bath along the water’s edge. After some research, I learned after…

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Data Behind the Camera Trap Images

My camera trap research at Three Rivers Foundation main campus has not been all about capturing great images of wildlife on the Rolling Plains of Texas. With those images comes the most important aspect – the data. So even though I’ve been collecting camera trap images for the last two years, which amounts to 178,401…

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Beauty of a Restored Beaver Pond

On a recent check of my camera traps at 3RF, I stayed long enough at the newly restored Beaver Pond to capture the setting sun.   Photograph – © Christena Stephens Photography  

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