Roads are a big problem for wildlife movement, as any driver knows who has swerved around a bunch of wild turkeys or a deer leaping out from the woods suddenly. Roads slice up even our rural North Country into relatively small chunks of land where wildlife can feel safe.
As I describe in my column today in the Concord Monitor (here it is), the Nature Conservancy wants to help them, but first it needs to know exactly where they cross the road.
How do they find that out? The same way I figure out what is devastating our family garden*: Critter cameras!
* It’s a groundhog, but it’s like a superhero groundhog. It has made it in past electric fencing and fencing inside of fencing. I think it pole-vaults over the top