12 Amazing Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina Taken By Kids

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A big part of my job is working with teachers to integrate my camera trap research into their classrooms. Students from around the world learn science during their school day by doing real science through our eMammal program. Since 2014, students across North Carolina have been setting camera traps near their schools. Here are my favorite photos: 12 amazing camera trap photos from North Carolina all taken by kids!

White-tailed Deer

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina
Curious young buck

Northern Raccoon

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina

Wild Turkey

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina

Bobcat

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina
Love the spots in this photo.

Grey Fox

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina

American Robin

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina
Face-off!

Striped Skunk

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina
What a sassy tail

Woodchuck (AKA Groundhog)

Groundhog in Asheville, North Carolina
Woodchucks (or groundhogs) are a common medium-sized herbivore that you can find in your backyard.

Coyotes!

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina
Young photogenic coyote
Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina
Black coyote in a cemetery with some friends.

Red Fox

Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina

Black Bear

black bear in Asheville North Carolina
Even black bears can be backyard mammals. This black bear was found near a school in Asheville, North Carolina

To see the full results of the study, read “Do Kids Make Good Citizen Scientists? Discoveries from eMammal Camera Traps Around the World.”

Lots of people think you need a rural school to run a camera trap. You don’t! Most of these schools were in the suburbs. If you are a North Carolina teacher and would like to sign up for the program, please sign up at Candid Critters

To find out what’s in your schoolyard (or backyard), you can purchase a camera trap here

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5 thoughts on “12 Amazing Camera Trap Photos from North Carolina Taken By Kids

  1. Wow just awesome shots! I saw a bobcat cub last night! As well as owl’s, deer, skunk, foxes… Best part of my job. 🙂 Keep sharin’ Fancy, as I never get enough of them!

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