Discover the Wildlife of Summer 2024: Bear Cubs and More

Black Bear Cub with Wildflowers. Image In the Public Domain.

We have seen a few cubs enjoying the warm weather. Bears are active in spring and summer in the early morning and late evening hours. Also, the deer and ravens have been hanging around the back of the cabin.

I spliced together 30 pieces of trail cam footage along with deer and ravens into one video. Enjoy and unwind with the adorable bear cub that will melt your heart. Watch as this playful cub explores its surroundings and showcases its cuteness!

Warm Wishes,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Cam Video by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024.
“Wait For It…” by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024.
Karhuemo poikasineen, Louis Moe. Image in the public domain.
Original from Finnish National Gallery
Maternal love by A.F. Tait, N.Y., 1868 (1870) illustrated by William Harring. Original in the public domain.
Little bears hand-drawn clipart. Art in the public domain.

Fascinating Bears & Other Wildlife of South Carolina Video

Bear art wildlife painting. Image In the public domain.

Hello friends,

There have been so many bears in the woods this Spring season! During my late afternoon walk, I heard loud and heavy footsteps. I quickly turned around and saw a large bear peeking through the trees across from me. The bear was frightened and so was I.
I quickly turned and retreated into the cabin. One of the many exciting adventures of living in the woods!

A few days ago, I encountered a large black rat snake on my front porch. Luckily, our trail camera captured many of these fascinating critters.

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Cam Videos by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

—Frank Lloyd Wright

The three bears. Original in the public domain.

Barn Owl, Tyto alba (1596-1610) by Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt. Original from the Rijks museum.

Wonderful Wildlife In Spring: Trail Cam Videos 2024

Photo by John Thomas

Hello Friends,

Black bears are awake and active this Spring as well as other adorable creatures. Our trail cam has captured footage of opossums, deer, and even raccoons.

We have had lots of rain this spring in the woods of South Carolina. I feel there is a romantic quality to seeing deer walking around in the rain.

As always, enjoy the 42 mini trail cam clips that I spliced into one video.

Happy Spring!
Debra Roinestad

(c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024
The American stag or round-horned elk – Cervus Canadensis (1872), vintage wild animal illustration.
Original in the public domain.
Cerfs from L’animal dans la décoration (1897) illustrated by Maurice Pillard Verneuil.
Original from The New York Public Library. Image in the public domain.

Exploring the Vibrant Wildlife of Spring in South Carolina

Turkeys & Other Wildlife on Trail Cam

The warm weather has finally arrived here in South Carolina. All the wildlife are active now. Last night, we saw a black bear on our BLINK camera looking for food. 

First Bear of the season looking for food. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Plus, there are many wild turkeys looking for food and simply being social. I’m very excited that our trail cameras captured this! I usually see them in my late morning walks crossing from one side of the woods to the other. I compiled 40 trail cam videos of turkeys, ravens and deer for your enjoyment.

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 

Trail Cam Videos (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Some fun facts about wild turkeys

Turkeys are quite active during spring in South Carolina. They are looking for acorns and seeds that dropped last fall under leaves and debris. Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour. Also, turkeys will roost in trees overnight to protect themselves from predators. Read more here.

Brush turkey (Talegalla Lathamii) illustrated by Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841) for John Gould’s (1804-1881)
Birds of Australia (1972 Edition, 8 volumes).

A little bit of humor: Guy Raises Wild Turkeys


Unraveling the Mystery of the Celtic Bird: The Raven

Raven Celtic Bird
Raven (1835), vintage bird illustration by Wilhelm von Wright. Image in the public domain.

Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and the same holds true for the raven.

There has been much Irish Folklore about the raven. In Celtic mythology and legend, ravens were linked to death and dying.

Raven Antique Art
The Raven by Felix Bracquemond. Original in the public domain.

Folklore of the Raven

 The Celtic war goddess, Morrígan often took the form of a raven on the battlefield and carried away carrion. She was a cunning shapeshifter in Irish mythology and would seduce many men.

 Although ravens have a historical association with death and dying or ill omens, their symbolism is very complex. Ravens have been used as symbols for healing, prophecy and insights. There have been stories of ravens as psychopomp (spirit creatures) escorting newly deceased souls to the afterlife.  Ravens are considered magical and can represent both good and evil. 

Raven Rattle
Raven Rattle. Image in the public domain.

Historically, ravens have been guardians of the famous Tower of London.

The Ravens at the Tower of London

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I am paying homage to the raven.  Ravens are intelligent birds with their own personality. They can mimics sounds, play games, and solve problems.

The Raven: Smartest Bird

Raven Cartoon

Here are 40 mini trail cam videos of this mysterious and mystical bird.

Trail Cam Videos (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Debra Roinestad

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Wildlife Trail Cam Videos: A Celebration Of Love

Deer Kissing
Deer kissing on trail cam, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Hello Friends & Animal Lovers,

Romance is in the air as Valentine’s Day draws near! I have seen deer kissing and ravens hanging out together and enjoying each other’s company. So, after reviewing  600 trail cam videos of these cuties, I have decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day a little bit early. I spliced together 30 Valentine’s Day Wildlife Trail Cam Videos for your enjoyment. 

Relax and recharge with these adorable critters on trail cam. 

Debra Roinestad

Lots Of Love,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Cam Videos

Valentine’s Day Trail Cam (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024

“The Love For All Living Creatures Is The Most Noble Attribute Of Man.”
—Charles Darwin

Owl and Cupid Art
Can you keep a secret? Wise bird, tell me true? (1884) Cherub sitting on a tree branch, speaking to an owl illustration by Obpacher Bros., Original public domain image from the Library of Congress.
deer in love
two deer on trail cam
deer kissing
deer of south carolina
deer in the woods
deer in love on trail cam
All Trail Cam Photos (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024
fairy art kissing
Forest nymphs from ‘In Fairy Land’.
A Series Of Pictures From The Elf-World published by Longmans & Co. (1870).
Original from the British Library.

Christmas Wildlife Trail Cam Videos & Photo Gallery

Hey Friends,

The Holidays have been super busy for me and I’m sure they have been the same for you as well. There has been lots of cheer, fond memories, and new goals to accomplish as I reflect during this time of the year.

Our trail cam has recorded so much wildlife in the past few months! Here are some mini-videos that I compiled into one featuring black bears, deer, and ravens enjoying the Holiday Season in their own way. Also, I added a photo gallery as a special treat.
Relax and enjoy the video and photo gallery.

Lots of Love & Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!
Debra Roinestad

Holiday Card (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Christmas Wildlife Videos

TrailCam Video (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023
Cabin in the woods  South Carolina
All Photos (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023
Christmas at the cabin
Christmas postcard of Santa Claus and his reindeer (1907) chromolithograph art by
Souvenir Post Card Company. Image in the public domain
Jas. S. Kirk & Co. Soap Makers, Chicago. “White Russian” (1870–1900), vintage soap advertisement.
Image in the public domain.

40 Forest Wildlife Trail Cam Videos of South Carolina


Autumn in the woods of South Carolina is extremely beautiful. We are experiencing 50 degree weather instead of the mid-80’s. So there is definitely a cool down that many have hoped for in our area.

Video by Kurt Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

“Nature Awakens The Soul” –Debra Roinestad (Protected by the Light: Memoir)

Severe Drought and Wildfires in the Carolinas

As of early November, the state of South Carolina is experiencing a severe drought and is in desperate need of rain. Over in North Carolina there have been several serious forest fires.

prevent wildfire


And now for the good news! The critters that are active in autumn for South Carolina are foxes, bears, deer, wild turkey, raccoons, and ravens. Here is a compilation of forty short videos that our trail cam captured. I spliced them together for your enjoyment. 😊

Debra Roinestad

40 Forest Wildlife Trail Cam Videos of South Carolina

Trail Cam Video (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Trail Camera Wildlife & Nature Gallery of South Carolina

Coldbranch Mountain South Csarolin

Hello Friends,
Here is a trail cam wildlife gallery for the fall season. South Carolina is quickly reaching peak foliage which is at the end of October. Trees are turning bright red, yellow, and orange. Sometimes nature is best seen rather than described. 

Debra Roinestad blogger

Much Love,
Debra Roinestad

buck on the woods
Image in the public domain.

“There is no WIFi in the Forest but I promise you will have a better connection.”


Table Rock Mountain
Table Rock Mountain by Debra Roinestad, (c) Debra Roinestad, 2023.
Table Rock Mountain South Carolina
Wispy Clouds Over Table Rock Mountain by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023.
Cabin in the woods of South Carolina
Our Cabin by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023.
A Walk in the Woods by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023
deer with flowers
Image in the public domain.

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20 Best South Carolina Wildlife Videos

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Art collage by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin 2023

It’s finally autumn in South Carolina and the wildlife have been enjoying the cooler weather. The mature bucks are filling their bellies with as much food as possible. On the trail cam video you will see a buck shedding the velvet from his antlers. This happens every season when the antlers have reached their mature size (see picture below). You can read more here from Realtree blog.

Buck Shedding Velvet From Antlers.
Buck Shedding Velvet From Antlers. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin 2023

In addition, the black bears are now in their hyperphagia phase and are filling their bellies to the max!

Yogi Bear
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I spliced together 20 trail cam videos into one entire video. As always, I hope you like. 🙂

Warm Wishes,
Debra Roinestad

Debra Roinestad blogger
Trail Cam Videos (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2023.
Autumn leaves in the woods of South Carolina
Autumn leaves in the woods of South Carolina. Photo by Debra Roinestad. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023.

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