Deer in the Cotswolds AONB

We have now completed the first stage of the Trail Cam project on six National Trust sites over the last year. The Cams have been funded by the ‘Visitor Giving’ scheme of the Cotswolds Conservation Board AONB. Apart from some frustrations (500 video’s of grey squirrels burying nuts; and some 200 photo’s of cattle roaming in a woodland…) the knowledge gained has been very useful for both National Trust staff and stalking teams. A compilation of some of the footage can be viewed here,  and has been uploaded to several other sites in the public domain. We hope that the National Trust Rangers will use the footage to entertain and educate school groups during site visits. We have also suggested to the National Trust that it would be fun to set up a LapTop or PC in a corner in some of their visiting centers and catering outlets, and show the footage on a continuous loop, a bit like an owl-cam, bat-cam or badger cam.

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