A Snapshot in Time
Explore the diversity of Michigan's wildlife through photos snapped by trail cameras in the Upper Peninsula.
Trail cams. Think of them as nature’s doorbell cameras. They give you an idea of who may be wandering past your... tree. The Nature Conservancy utilizes devices like these to learn how wildlife species are using our preserves in Michigan.
While you may have spotted a salamander slinking through the grass or a crane soaring through the sky, it can be difficult to spot some of Michigan's more elusive species. That's where trail cameras come into play.
Trail Cameras in Action
Trail cameras have played a critical role in observing Wilderness Lakes Reserve, a remote area in the Michigamme Highlands. This land is part of a conservation corridor that TNC, along with our partners and forest owners, is working to build in the area.
Wildlife of Wilderness Lakes Reserve
Another benefit of using trail cameras? We can get a glimpse of how some wildlife spend their nights. Some animals prefer to travel incognito while others are escaping the summer heat. Whatever the reason, you can often capture a more diverse array of wildlife out at night.