Flood waters earlier this spring along the Penns Creek brought with them a large tree that became wedged along the shoreline of Snyder County stretch of stream behind our home.
The tree offers a great vantage point for a variety of species to check out the creek, and I thought it would be fun to place a trail camera overlooking this log.
A week later, I had more than 1,100 images representing a wide variety of species -- from mammals to birds to insects. I know the log is used by turtles for sunning themselves, but none showed up on the trail camera feed -- perhaps they moved too slow to trigger the motion-activated camera.
Below are some of the best images, and a good reminder that our waterways are critical for a wide variety of species well beyond those swimming with the current.
What are some of the most unique images you've taken of various critters along our waterway? Feel free to share them with Riverkeeper John Zaktansky via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.