Squirrel Rock

Several years ago I got a camera trap (motion-activated outdoor camera) to learn more about who is around when I’m not. Over the years I’ve watched raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes, birds, a woodchuck, mice, deer, a nesting duck, the neighbor’s cat and my dogs in and around my yard.

This is the story of Squirrel Rock. A boulder sits at the edge of my backyard. It is at the gateway to the forest preserve.

It’s seemed like a lucrative spot to set up the camera and capture a lot of activity.

Aside from one opossum and one skunk, it was all squirrel activity.  It turns out that the squirrels use it as a lookout as they leave the protection of the forest to cross the open lawn to get to the “bird” feeders. And, it’s a sweet spot to bury your peanuts, too. So now it’s called Squirrel Rock.

Grey Squirrel

The lens was a little foggy for these images.

A coyote wanted to share his artistic eye, knocked over the camera and obtained this lovely picture of geese flying overhead.  That’s the fun of it. You never know what you’re going to get!

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