Thanks to a gadget called a "critter cam" we can now peer into the woods in the Hudson Valley and catch local wildlife in their travels. Critter cameras have become wildly popular around people's homes so it should come as no surprise that Dutchess County Parks had the idea to track wildlife in the parks.

It is no secret that we have an amazing animal population that calls the Hudson Valley home. However, some of the coolest animals we have are hard to spot. Sure, if you had time to sit in the woods and wait that might work but when you don't the critter cam is the perfect tool.

Dutchess County Parks Teams Up With New York State DEC to Track Wildlife

Earlier this year, Dutchess County Parks decided to team up with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to see how many different members of the wildlife community lived at  Wilcox Park. The park encompasses 614 acres of both open pastures and forest in Stanfordville, New York.

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The fun thing about this project is according to the Dutchess County Parks, this is a pilot study of the park's mammals that will lead to more studies. They expect it to expand to a statewide venture.

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Look through the photos they shared. I agree that the Fisher photo is pretty awesome and I am also shocked that they didn't get a picture of a bear. Yogi and Boo Boo must have decided the spot was too popular.

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Wildlife in the Woods at Wilcox Park in Dutchess County, New York

Dutchess County Parks Wilcox Park Critter Cam

Dutchess County Parks has shared some of the latest photos from the Wilcox Park Critter Cam. They set it up in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to track the animals that cross through and live in the park.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

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