On Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 21, Sinnemahoning State Park will introduce a new two-part series with a focus on using trail cameras to gain knowledge and insight of wildlife species found in northcentral Pennsylvania.
The fisher is the focus of the first installment of this Wildlife Camera Trapping Series.
From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, presenter and trapper Paul Lilja will discuss the natural history of the rarely-seen fisher, its habits and habitats, and share stories of his experiences with this elusive fur-bearing mammal.
He will then apply this knowledge to choose an ideal location for camera trapping them.
The program will include a short hike to look at camera placement.
Participants will be encouraged to place their own trail cameras out for a week and return the following week to discuss the results.
From 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21, during the second part of this series, participants will view pictures collected by the trail cameras and share their experiences, including what worked well and what didn’t work.
Paul Lilja will also discuss the incidental species that were also caught on camera and how to place cameras for other target species.
All participants must wear face masks and practice social distancing. Group size is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is recommended.
Meet in the classroom of the Wildlife Center.
To preregister for a program or for more information, visit the DCNR Calendar of Events http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park.
If you need assistance with online registration, call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.