At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

You hear all kinds of sounds coming from the woods outside of your tent at night. But what’s really going on out there? When we tuck into our sleeping bags, certain nocturnal critters keep the party going in the woods. Fortunately, us humans have night vision technology at our disposal and get to watch the show.

These critters wake up when the sun goes down

Here are just a few examples of what may be hiding under the cloak of night at your campground…

Skunks, foxes, and bears, oh my!

This Midwestern forest is teeming with nocturnal creatures.





High-tech night vision cameras can capture even the most elusive night dwellers in impeccable clarity.

Would you be brave enough to wander through an Australian forest at night?


Ledlenser in making it easier for humans to become creatures of the night with their impressively bright headlamps and flashlights. Be sure to add your campground reviews and photos on The Dyrt for a chance to win free gear from Ledlenser and other great outdoor brands!

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  • Deanna Weiss

    Deanna Weiss

    A proud West Coast native, Deanna first developed her passion for the great outdoors on the beaches and mountains of Southern California. In 2014, she set off to South Korea where she spent her time working as an English teacher and exploring the megacity of Seoul. Just this past year, she had the opportunity to experience some breathtaking hiking spots in her favorite country that she has visited thus far--Taiwan. Deanna currently lives the lifestyle of a digital nomad, camping and AirBnBing as she moves across North America.