The data collected from this survey will be stored within the Smithsonian Institution to be used by present and future scientists; therefore, it is important that we collect data from all participants.
**If you would like to participate in this project, please be aware that in addition to setting the camera, you will need to commit approximately 1 hour of your time to:
1. Identify animals that your camera captures2. Upload all of your images to the Smithsonian - PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY PHOTOS, blank or "boring" photos are still good photos!
The necessary software and a tutorial will be provided to you.
You also have the option to choose a site on your own land. If your property is in a suburban or urban area, you will be limited to setting your camera ONCE on your land. We are interested in surveying a variety of sites across the state that include forested, open, and developed areas. If you choose a site on your own land, you will need to complete a Site Description Form that will be provided to you after your training is complete.