Following records of pine marten in a woodland area just outside Aberdeen, the LBAP Woodland Group launched a pilot project in 2013 to gather information on some of the secretive species that inhabitat the region. The project, which makes use of remote cameras, is run with the help of volunteers across the North East. The cameras have already yielded great results, with mammals ranging from woodmouse to red squirrel to pine marten and badger captured on film.
The records from the project will be used to assist with the production of the first ever Mammal Atlas for the region, currently being developed by the North East Scotland Biological Records Centre (NESBReC). It is hoped that the records will also be used to prodce guidance for woodland managers.
Although only running for a few months, there are already plans to extend the project, with the placement of additional cameras in woodlands across the region.
Some of the images captured on our camera traps across the North east over the last few months.