If you suspect there may be wild animals visiting your property during the day and/or night, and would like to participate in the project, contact Leila Armstrong at backyardwilderness.shaw.ca The process involves the placement of 1 – 4 trail cameras on your property for a period of a week to fourteen days (return visits during other seasons may be possible).
People who agree to have cameras placed on their property will be asked:
- What makes you suspect there may be wild animals visiting your property?
- Do you think there are any aspects of your property that make it attractive to wild animals (such as composts, gardens, garbage receptacles, pet food, water features, and possible shelter locations)?
- How do you feel about animals visiting your property? Do you think of them as pests or do you like the idea of them visiting? Can you elaborate on why you feel one way or the other?
- Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the animals that visit your property and/or how you feel about wild animals being present within city limits?
- Would you like us to send you digital copies of the images of the animals we find visiting your property, if we find any? (Please provide an email address.)
- Would you be willing to have us revisit your property with the camera(s) during other seasons?
- To which age-range category do you belong: 18-31, 32-45, 46-59, 60-73, 73-86, and 87+?