Bites, camera, action! Critters get their own motion pictures
They're cute, they're curious and they're captured! Here are a few images taken of some locals posing for the camera in the Wombat State Forest.
Our volunteers joined Wombat Forestcare to capture images of mammals using motion-sensing cameras near Trentham.
Our pilot project, Caught On Camera, is allowing us to monitor how mammals respond to fire.
Despite what we think we know about the aftermath of fire, there's surprisingly little understanding of the effect of fire on native wildlife.
To remedy this we invited Wombat Forestcare volunteers to work with us, the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, and local land managers to develop this great new project.
We've placed ten sophisticated cameras around the Wombat State Forest and in the mammalian version of the Big Brother household we're gathering data about the activities of mammals.
It's too early to draw any conclusions but the first series of images at least demonstrates some of our most endearing residents are at home in the Wombat Forest.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates on this project .
And a big thanks to the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country, the R.E. Ross Trust and the ANZ Staff Foundation for funding this project.