The Slovakia expedition is now well underway with slot 1 collecting some great data.
On Tuesday, after spotting wolf tracks and blood, we located a red deer carcass predated by wolves very close by. The team returned to place a camera trap there, which will be collected today to be checked for results.
Wolf tracks along the valley floor, as well as old lynx tracks, and a wild boar carcass have also been located. The deep snow conditions makes hiking the transects hard work, but of course rewarding and enjoyable in this spectacularly beautiful valley.
Each evening we download our data points from the GPS and photographs from the day’s surveys, which Tomas presents at the debrief session before dinner. Each team shares experiences and findings from their day, backed up by interesting and often some very amusing photographs.
Today is our last day of surveying transects before team 1 departs on Saturday morning.
From our conservation holiday volunteering with lynx, wolves, bears and wildcats in the Carpathian mountains of Slovakia (http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/slovakia).