Wildlife trail camera tracking is Western Maine Audubon topic Nov. 13

FARMINGTON — Author and teacher Janet Pesaturo will present “Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior,” at the Wednesday, Nov. 13, Western Maine Audubon meeting.
The talk is at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will be in Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, at the University of Maine-Farmington.
The one-hour presentation will introduce listeners to trail cameras — how they work and how to set them up–and then discuss strategic camera placement for capturing photos and videos revealing the secret habits of animals. “Camera traps” are taking wildlife research by storm because they are a noninvasive way to literally shed new light on the private lives of wild creatures. But you don’t need to be a scientist. Anyone with curiosity, persistence, and an inexpensive trail camera can study cutting edge animal behavior topics. Join us to learn how. Many of Pesaturo’s own photos and videos will be featured in the presentation.
With a master’s degree in conservation biology and a Level III CyberTracker certificate, Pesaturo teaches wildlife tracking and camera trapping at Winterberry Wildlife in Massachusetts. She is the author of “Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign and Behavior of Eastern Wildlifem” and chronicles her nature discoveries and adventures in a blog at WinterberryWildlife.OurOneAcreFarm.com. She manages the Facebook group “Trail Camera Photos and Videos,” on which anyone can share their own material or follow along and enjoy other postings.