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Catching critters on camera

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Critter cam experts will share their tips and techniques during a free talk, 7 p.m., July 25 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
Let’s face it: wildlife is elusive to say the least. Even in Los Alamos, where forested highlands and steep canyons provide many various habitats for critters to live close by, many rarely see the animals that share neighborhoods.
With a simple motion-activated camera setup, one can record, study and enjoy these animals at own convenience without disturbing them. During this class, participants will learn how to operate the PEEC trail camera, which will be available for members to borrow and install at their own homes.
The class will be led by Dave Yeamans, PEEC member and trail camera operator and Hari Viswanathan, a wildlife photographer who brings a professional approach to the everyday equipment available through PEEC.
This is a chance to learn all about trail cameras and see examples of wildlife captured in photos and videos.
This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. PEEC members may rent the trail camera for two weeks at a time ($200 deposit; $10 per week rental charge). For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.