Camera Trapping

Camera trapping is a non-invasive research method that employs motion-sensor cameras to gain information about wildlife. Dr. Marcella Kelly has 20 camera stations set up at Mountain Lake Biological Station and each year The Virginia Tech Student Chapter of TWS checks the cameras. This is a great opportunity to gain fieldwork experience during the school year. It is also a great way to get to know other TWS members. We need all the help we can get and anyone is welcome to volunteer! 


Contact our Camera Trapping Chair, Max Mussomele, for more information.

Things to remember: 

  • Wear comfortable shoes for hiking.

  • Bring a backpack for carrying camera supplies and any water or snacks that you bring.

  • Check the weather and dress accordingly. It is usually cooler up at Mountain Lake, it is recommended that you dress in layers and pack a rain jacket!

  • We will meet at 8:00 AM on the day of, in front of Cheatham Hall.

  • We typically return no later than 4:00 PM.

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last updated

February 2020

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