Using trail cameras to research bears allows us to gain an up close and personal view of their day to day lives without the impact of constantly being viewed. They allow bears to be bears, which is the stuff we find really interesting to capture on film! This year was my first full field season using Bushnell HD video camera traps and, despite some design flaws, I don’t think I’ll be switching back to still image capture in the future.
Happy to announce that our third paper from the bear scent communication project has been accepted for publication in the journal Animal Behaviour! The title of the paper is Scent marking investment and motor patterns are affected by the age and sex of wild brown bears.