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Snowdon Camera Traps

Over the summer of 2019 our Snowdon Assistant Warden has embarked on a project recording the species that inhabit the foothills of Snowdon.

Using new methods of wildlife capture we will find out if different species are changing habitats due to climate change, predators or other reasons.

Have a look at what we have caught so far . . .

Eurasian Jay

Photographed at - Plas y Brenin

Scientific name - Garrulus glandarius

Habitat - Woodland

Diet - Invertebrates, acorns, nuts and fruits

Threats - Owls, goshawks and peregrines

Conservation status - Birds of Conservation Concern - Green, IUCN - Least Concern

Eurasian Jay (© SNPA)

Grey Squirrel

Photographed at - Nant Gwynant

Scientific name - Sciurus carolinensis

Habitat - Woodland

Diet - Seeds, nuts, berries and insects.

Threats - Owls, hawks and foxes

Conservation status - IUCN - Least Concern

Grey Squirrel (© SNPA)

Red Fox

Photographed at - Nant Gwynant

Scientific name - Vulpes vulpes

Habitat - Woodland, farmland and upland

Diet - Rabbits, rodents, birds and small mammals

Threats - Hunting

Conservation status - IUCN - Least Concern

Red Fox (© SNPA)

Tawny Owl

Photographed at - Nant Gwynant

Scientific name - Strix aluco

Habitat - Woodland

Diet - Rodents, small mammals, birds, amphibians and bats.

Threats - Loss of habitat, goshawks, buzzards

Conservation status - Birds of Conservation Concern - Amber, IUCN - Least Concern

Tawny Owl & European Polecat (© SNPA)

European Polecat

Photographed at - Plas y Brenin

Scientific name - Mustela putorius

Habitat - Woodland, marshes, riverbanks

Diet - Rabbits, rodents, birds and amphibians

Threats - Foxes

Conservation status - Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. IUCN - Least Concern

As well as these we've also caught images of mountain goats, grouse and various rodents, keep an eye out on our social media channels to see what else we can discover!