Gray Fox

Gray foxes, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, are omnivorous members of the canine family. Their diet ranges from mammals and birds to invertebrates, fruits, and nuts depending on the season and what is available. As you can see from the figure above, we didn't catch any on camera from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There could be many... Continue Reading →

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Deer

The most numerous animal we "caught" on our cameras was the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus. This species is sometimes referred to as a keystone herbivore, which means that they fulfill such an important role in an ecosystem that if they were to disappear, other populations would be altered tremendously. White-tailed deer alter the abundance of... Continue Reading →

Raccoons

One of the most common critters caught on our camera traps were raccoons. The graph above shows when they were most active in Statesville. The northern, or common raccoon, Procyon lotor, is an opportunistic omnivore. This simply means that they will eat just about anything. This is one of the adaptations that allows them to... Continue Reading →

Eastern Cottontails

From December 2016 to December 2017, we set out to understand how animals move in Statesville, NC. Motion-activated trail cameras were deployed throughout a section of the city's greenway section. The camera traps were randomly placed in a grid location and then rotated every two weeks. Thousands of pictures later, we discovered some interesting things... Continue Reading →

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