I recently bought a camera that records both stills and video; it is activated by motion sensors and can also record during the night. It stores any recordings on an SD card.
We had tried it in the garden to ensure that it worked, with limited results. Hedgehogs were the star turns, as well as our cat, of course.
Yesterday, my wife attached it to a post on the bank of the stream that runs at the bottom of the garden. This morning we checked the disc with some excitement; we were thrilled with the results. There were some solid cameo performances by hedgehogs (again), rats and muntjac deer. However, the Oscar winning performance went to a fully grown otter. We knew they were active along the waterways in the area but to capture one on film caused great excitement, especially for our three year old grandson who lives with us.
Our daughter bought a moth trap. She set it up in the garden the other night and the results were fascinating. She, and my wife, are experts on insects and they were able to identify them, with the help of reference books, in the morning. Afterwards, the moths are released into long grass so that they can hide until nightfall.
What will tomorrow bring?