When you aren't around … (Part 1) / by Dani Dodge

Ever wonder what happens when you aren’t around at the Prime Desert Woodlands Preserve. What do the animals do? Well, I wanted to find out. With the help of Museum of Art and History Curator Robert Benitez and MOAH staff, motion sensing cameras were set up at three locations within the preserve. Over the next week, I’ll give you a peek what was captured from each location!

This first camera was attached to a tree and pointing into a clearing in mid-July. Unlike the other two cameras that captured thousands of 5- and 10-second videos and still images, this one collected only a few hundred. But, unlike the others, it was close enough to capture sunlight coming through the thin skin of the jackrabbit’s tall ears.