Camera traps set up by researchers and wildlife officials capture wild animals–from the forests of Oregon to the high-altitude dessert of India’s Spiti Valley to Florida’s wetlands. Such as this remote camera that captured this shot of OR-7 in eastern Jackson County, Oregon, on USFS land; or this bear just resting. I set up my own improvised “camera traps” with the GoPro this morning for fun, and this speedy drifter video-bombed the recording. (Or maybe it was just good placement of the camera trap by a nice milkweed strand!)
Here is another video a few yards away of one, two, and then three monarchs.
The flight of the Monarchs is the longest known distance insect migration on Earth. The “milkweed butterfly” is thought to be the fastest flying butterfly, as evidenced in the video above 🙂