How wildlife fared in the Carlton Reserve:  trail camera photos. Note water levels in the first two photos just before and the day after Hurricane Ian.


Jacob Klasinski

Parks and Recreation Specialist
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources 


Trail Camera footage from the Carlton Reserve


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Happy Holidays from Friends of the Carlton Reserve


Trail cameras: Friends of the Carlton Reserve


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Here's what we've seen in the Reserve most recently in one of our ten trail cameras. Click image to pause or enlarge. 

See a larger selection from our nearly 11,000 pictures here.

Trail cameras purchased by the Friends of the Carlton are deployed around the Reserve and have been recording wildlife since 2006. Currently 10 are in service. Some of the most recent pictures are below. A larger selection from our database of nearly 11,000 pictures may be viewed on the Galleries page. 

Click photo to see Trail camera footage from Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary posted by MyFWC. These images are typical of the wildlife photos captured by Friends of the Carlton Reserve's 10 trail cameras. We have recorded nearly 16,000 images over the past decade, including a bear and two panthers. We do not usually store videos due to their file size but archive wildlife data and save a selection of still images: View Gallery





Website & Info:


Park Naturalist

 Meghan Harris Meyer



Link to searchable U.S. map resources with parks, trails, campgrounds, historical sites, marinas, etc.



Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

Field Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.8 MB



Friends of Carlton Reserve

is a chapter of  FOSCP   

not for profit corp.