You may have noticed trail cameras at your local parks here in Normal. These cameras are being used to track local wildlife! Undergraduate interns at Illinois State University, staff at ISU, the Ecology Action Center, and the town of Normal are working together to study local wildlife.
The study aims to answer the question, “Do animals use streams as corridors?” Trail cameras have been placed along the streams that intersect through Hidden Creek Nature Sanctuary and North Blair Drive. Photos are taken and data is recorded on the animal species, behavior, and direction of movement. Although people have also been captured on these cameras, photos are deleted for privacy purposes.
On this webpage, a “photo of the week” will be updated of an animal that was captured by the trail cameras. Weekly updates on the project’s progress will additionally be posted.
Please contact the Ecology Action Center for any questions or comments!