What the Water Tank Brought

In June 2021, a 3RF conservation volunteer and friend bought a livestock water tank to replace a metal one that had long seen better days. We placed the tank under a honey mesquite tree to protect it near the pollinator garden.   A Reconyx camera was secured to the mesquite tree to hopefully capture the newly…

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How Many Images Did It Take?

How many images did it take to get this coyote to sit down in front of the camera and howl? Let’s look at the total numbers. They are huge when it comes to photographs. But what do they represent? They represent my wildlife biology work from 2015 to the present at 3 Rivers Foundation.  …

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The Power of a Camera Trap

Earlier this year a female bobcat appeared on one of my camera traps. As the months passed, I knew she was pregnant. A couple of months ago I found a unique hidden place on the conservation land 3RF owns. It is the quietest place I have found so far on the ranch land. A silent,…

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That Time I Did a Teddy Bear Experiment

Science is fun. Even research is fun. When you tie those in with mammals the results can be quite unexpected. I don’t bait my camera traps. But I had seen a video clip from a camera trap where coyotes had taken off with a dog’s toy and started playing with it. It inspired me to…

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