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We are online!

Submitted by SCBI Staff on November 21, 2017 - 4:16pm

The first eMammal project in Australia is now up and running!  This project represents a collaboration between three indigenous ranger programs with support from WWF Australia, in the Western Kimberley region which is part of the state of Western Australia.  The three ranger groups came together back in June 2017 and over a period of 3 days put out over 50 camera traps across a large portion of area that includes the traditional lands of the Yawuru, Karajarri, Nyikina and Mangala peoples. Our goal was to look for the elusive, rare spectacled hare-wallaby and find it we did!

Critter Camera Sliver Award Project

Submitted by Amelia Howard on October 19, 2017 - 7:22pm

We desided to do this Critter Camera project for our Silver Award for Girl Scouts. To get started on the Critter Camera project you will need to contact someone from Triangle Land Conservancy. After you do this, you will have to complete an online training including information about the camera details, eMammal, and how to complete the Critter Camera Project. The camera used for this project is motion sensored, so it takes pictures when it detects movement.

eMammal Animals Inspire "Poems for Your Pocket"

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Submitted by Stephanie Schuttler on April 26, 2017 - 5:07pm

In honor of "Poem in Your Pocket Day," students of Lena Deskins' 5th grade class at Sandy Ridge Elementary School took to their pens using eMammal camera trap photos as their muse. Students were inspired by coyotes, deer, squirrels, and turkeys. They are participating in an experiment to see how animals react to novel objects (in this case, a plastic lawn flamingo!). Not only did they get fantastic animal shots, but they also observed a coyote biting the flamingo, a man trying to take the flamingo, and a boy messing with the camera.

Armored Advance

Submitted by Arielle Parsons on December 15, 2016 - 2:41pm

There are twenty armadillo species in the world and all live exclusively in Latin America, except one. The nine-banded armadillo has been slowly but steadily making its way north from Central and South America.  In fact, it has recently made it all the way to North Carolina!  It was first sighted in the state in 2008 and since then its expansion has continued, covering twelve counties in the western and southern portions of the state. In 2013, the North Carolina Wildlife Commission sought help from the public in documenting observations of the species statewide.