Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wild America

A few years ago we were given a trail camera as a Christmas gift.  We set it up last year in an area that we thought was good, but we only caught one deer in the camera the entire time it was up (3-4 months).  We typically ended up with lots of blank pictures as the trees moving caused it to take photos.

However, earlier this fall, we found a game trail on the back of our property and set the camera up right along the trail.  We've been getting some pretty good pictures lately since the deer are on the move and we've even noticed a few "repeat offenders".  :-)

Here's a great shot of a doe coming into the view of the camera.  This picture was actually taken around 12:20 in the afternoon.


She actually paused right in front of the camera to lick a spot on her back and then continued on.


This next one is actually kind of interesting.  We think the dark blob on the bottom left is a porcupine!  We saw one on the road (dead of course) a few weeks ago and found it cool that we think we caught one in the camera.  Maybe we will see it again soon.


This was also a neat shot taken at dusk.  It was about 6:20 PM.  Between the trees you can make out the shapes of 3 deer wandering past the camera.


We're hoping to get some more interesting photos the next few weeks as it gets colder and the deer and other critters tend to move around more.  If we catch some good things, I'll be sure to share it on here.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations


  1. I had never thought to get a camera set up for taking photos of the animals. We have woods a short distance from the back of the house - off and on we see deer but not as often as we know they are probably there - it would be nice to see. Well have to check into that. And yes I think that is a porcupine also

  2. Gorgeous photos. How fun. We get deer on occasion, but not so much now that the neighborhood is filling up.