We were lucky enough to have our Mammalogy Field course this year at Quail Ridge Reserve. This beautiful site is covered in Chaparral and Oak woodland, and is located near Lake Berryessa in California’s coastal range.
The students got practical experience using noninvasive mammal monitoring techniques such as track plates, remote cameras, and radio tracking. The cameras picked up multiple gray foxes and black tailed deer. The track plates and bait worked very well to attract and detect gray foxes. At night groups of students were able to successfully locate three individual gay foxes using radio telemetry.