Do-It-Yourself Wildlife Camera Trapping

Saturday, April 25, 2020
9am – 3pm

Meet at the Dwight Center
$35 per participant ($30 for members)
Ages 13 and up welcome

Discover the wildlife in your own backyard through the non-invasive monitoring technique of “camera trapping” – using motion-sensing cameras to record the creatures who pass by. Pepperwood’s Wildlife Specialist, Steven Hammerich, will guide you through the basics of how to choose and use a camera, as well as best practices for setting up a successful camera trap location. Together we will visit a camera site on the preserve, retrieve the memory card, and find out who has visited that location! Explore common dos and don’ts, as well as the essentials of identifying the local fauna who may star in your photos. Learn more about Pepperwood’s Wildlife Picture Index (WPI), the first of its kind in North America, which is helping us understand wildlife at Pepperwood and beyond to advance the conservation of wildlife corridors and habitat throughout our region. Steven manages many aspects involved in the WPI project, including field work and data collection, equipment, and volunteer and intern support. This class will include time in the classroom as well as in the field, with a moderate hike of approximately 1-2 miles.

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Specialist, at or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Early bird registration for Pepperwood members begins at 9am on Monday, December 2, 2019. Enter the code you received when you became a member to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a member today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, December 9, 2019.