Trail camera movies

25 June 2014

We’ve localized herd of bulls using trail cameras, movie below

others species captured by trail camera:

wolves at night…

…at day….

…deer….

…and fox.

The herd

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…and a bullock

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Polish TV with bisons

11 February 2014

Last week Polish TV got pictures to e new natural cycle. One of the episodes will be devoted to bisons, among other ours. Emission is scheduled for outumn this year.

We set up a telemetry collar young cow. Beza feels good with the new “jewelry”.

Herds increasing

21 June 2010

The herd in Drawsko Forest has been very cautious for the last few weeks. They have grown in number, with three calves already born to them this season, but cows continue to leave the group, which means that we can expect further births imminently. The bison are feeding on the meadow between two forests, close to Pełknica and Leniwka,. They keep to such secluded places, and do not travel large distances. This represents a significant change in the herd’s behaviour, due to the presence of the calves.

The Mirosławiec Forest herd has increased in size by at least two calves. Lately, the bison have split into two groups, both of which stay mainly within the forest. The larger group consists of around 30 individuals, and has chosen the area surrounding Lipien and Toporzyk. Two additional groups, each of several bison, remain further south, in the forest between Hanki and Piecnik. Below are the most recent photographs of the bison from Mirosławiec Forest, with this years calves.

May calves

31 May 2010

In the last ten days of May, two baby bison were born: The cow named Karwia left the herd around 20 May. She gave birth to a cow, in a secluded place known only to herself, and returned to the herd on 28 May. The second female, Kamica, left the herd to give birth on 26 May, and went to same site which she used the previous year, when she birthed a baby bull. This year, she produced a lovely daughter. It can be assumed that, as in the previous year, she will rejoin her herd in two to three weeks time. Below, the photos show both bison mothers – on the left, Karwia; on the right, Kamica.

The GPS telemetry collars which we put on our bison in the winter, enable us to follow their whereabouts. The most interesting data that we are receiving is from Mirosławiec Forest, where previously, the GPS telemetry information was rather limited. Currently, this herd has five GPS collars, and the data we have collected from these paints a picture of the bison’s favourite places throughout the year. Since last week, practically all cows with youngsters, plus the young bulls, left Betyń Lake and moved to the forests of the Lipien area, Toporzyk and Wałeckie Forests. This can be seen on the map.

In Drawsko Forest, the telemetry collars have been working constantly for two years, and thanks to this, we know that the bison favour the same places at certain times of year: In spring 2009, their preference was for the western corners of Drawsko Forest, and this year is the same.

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