Field Notes

All coyotes are humanely captured with legal permitting and University of Georgia Animal Use Protocol approval. All animals are released upon completion of processing.

Carson Goes Camera Trapping

Camera traps are a common tool used in wildlife research to better understand wildlife behavior. Prior to my internship, I had never done camera trapping, so this was a totally new experience for me. While setting up cameras, Summer and I got to do some fun things, like ride golf carts and see local wildlife, and some not-so-fun things, like struggle to find cameras in the Georgia heat and walk around all day with soaking wet shoes. After these long field days, all that is left to do is wait and see what wildlife we find!  ~Carson

Dear Eden,

You are a Rockstar! You have impacted this project in more ways than I can count. I am so glad it was your enthusiastic voice on the phone saying “Good Morning!” whenever we had a capture in the middle of the night. Your passion and excitement for EVERYTHING is infectious, and it made those 3am calls a little easier. I am so proud of you for getting into graduate school (even if that means you can’t work for me anymore). I can’t wait to see where life takes you! Just don’t forget your Dr. Pepper. ~Summer

Field Season 2022

Our field team rocked the show! Not only was this team full of young buddying scientists, it was also exclusively full of dedicated, excited, and inspiring women! We successfully deployed all 15 GPS collars, deployed all 60 camera traps, and cultivated relationships with community members and local organizations. I am proud to have led this team and am so grateful for their help throughout the season. Great job everyone! ~ Summer