Karl Curtis from our Warwickshire Wildlife Trust recently led a guided walk around Oakley Wood, talking about woodland management. Read Liz Sheehan’s report of the event.
It’s been a while since I last posted a trail cam update, largely because it’s been a pretty barren period with nothing much to report. Since the last update I moved the camera to another […]
Dogs are welcome in Oakley Wood, but please be a responsible and considerate dog owner.
A banknote was found in the wood today. If you have lost one please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim it in the next week.
Before I moved the camera I switched it to take pictures rather than video, and then left it for a few weeks to see if it would capture some better quality images. Lots of pictures resulted – mostly […]
I moved the camera and suddenly was capturing lots of animal activity! It turned out that I’d accidentally placed it near a wild cherry tree – it seems that everything likes cherries. So with all this […]
A few weeks ago I watched a fox family who had a den on the edge of the wood looking out onto the Ashorne field. They have gone now as the cubs grew but I […]
In April I set up a trail camera in the wood to see what animals are around when we aren’t there to scare them away. The camera is sited on an animal track (although not always the same one), away from paths that people would use. It is triggered by a motion sensor, and in daylight captures colour images and at night time just monochrome, taken in IR light. The camera can be set to capture a series of still images or a short video. I’ve done both.
I was particularly hoping to capture deer, as they are occasionally seen but expert opinion suggested that the wood is too small to support a resident population. Well, maybe not…
Most of the images are good for identification only because they are taken by a dumb camera – maybe an ear, a bottom, a blur or often nothing – but occasionally something worth seeing. Here are some of the better ones so far:
and here are the best of the video clips rolled into one:
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did getting them. The camera is still in place with hopefully more to come.
Liz Sheehan reports on a well attended Spring Walk led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, which for once coincided with the bluebells being at their peak
The Friends of Oakley Wood held their eighth Annual General Meeting on 1 March 2016, and the minutes are below. After the short business meeting David Lowe, Principal Ecologist from Warwickshire County Council, talked to […]