Wildlife Monitoring

As a component of the Campus Natural Assets Inventory (CNAI), researchers deployed wildlife cameras in the Sawmill Slough Preserve to document usage of the wildlife crossings located on the UNF campus and add any inconspicuous fauna to the inventory.

These images provide evidence of consistent usage of the wildlife crossings by multiple species, including white-tailed deer, raccoon, armadillos and even the occasional bobcat! The bobcat pictures were the first documented evidence of the animal at UNF aside from tracks and scat. This documentation of wildlife shows not only the importance of connecting adjacent natural areas but also, the significance of the UNF Sawmill Slough Preserve as conservation land.