Wildlife thrives on candid camera along the Eastern Trail
UNE professor Noah Perlut will use the data to assess the impact of a planned 1.6-mile trail extension.
BY DEIRDRE FLEMING
SCARBOROUGH — In the spring of 2017, University of New England professor Noah Perlut downloaded the first videos from a game camera he’d hung low on a tree just off the Eastern Trail near the Nonesuch River in order to record the wildlife living nearby. Later, from his office, he looked at the images the camera captured over a two-month stretch. He was surprised at the first species he observed in the video, waddling through the woods: a pair of wood ducks foraging on the forest floor.