Hindmarsh Landcare Network and the Victorian National Parks Association are continuing the Caught on Camera project in 2015.

Caught on Camera is a community-based volunteer project, using motion-sensing cameras to monitor what wildlife is using areas revegetated as part of Project Hindmarsh. Cameras are set up in matching benchmarks of revegetation, remnant vegetation and cleared land on private landholders’ properties to try and “catch” photos of the wildlife using these areas.

This year, Volunteering Western Victoria joined the project and provided local volunteers. The 2015 monitoring began with a training day on Monday 4 May at Snape Reserve, Dimboola, where 6 cameras were set up. After the training day, the Local Landcare Facilitator with the support of the volunteers moved the cameras from one property to the next every three weeks to compare what is happening in the revegetation at different locations.

This is an exciting citizen science project, where volunteers collect important data about the benefits of revegetation for wildlife. If you are interested in being involved, please contact the HLN Landcare Facilitator, Jonathan Starks on jstarksThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0429 006 936.