last updated: 8 Nov. 2016
Wildlife On Our Doorstep in Abruzzo National Park
As naturalists, we often envision remote, inaccessible areas which encapsulate a sense of total wilderness and frame the animals that we would like to encounter. Yet these animals and the flagship wild places that they inhabit are not as distant as we imagine and may even visit our doorsteps, when we look away. During The Diakron Institute's 2016 Eco-Cultural tour in Abruzzo National Park, Italy, between September 17th and 25th, Tour Manager Nathan Ranc deployed four trail cameras in the immediate vicinity of the tour's accommodation. In so doing, we were able to identify the different species of animal visiting our doorstep and to gather some wild acoustics to share with our blind participants.