Wood Duck Nest Monitoring
August 21, 2019
Earth Science Interns at Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) joined forces with the MN Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) to monitor a soon-to-hatch wood duck nest. We used a camera on a very long pole to see that the eggs were about to hatch on June 5th, and set up game cams to see if we could catch the ducklings emerging. The nest was 35 feet above ground in a tree cavity. While our cameras were not sensitive enough to capture the plummeting ducklings, we did observe egg shells on the ground on June 8.