Last Tuesday, John Latimer kindly had me on his Phenology radio show at KAXE in Minnesota. He really enjoyed the time-lapse animation I did for a site in New Hampshire. So I thought I would put one together that our Minnesota fans could relate to.
This animation was made using images from the PhenoCam at the Marcell Experimental Forest just a bit north of Grand Rapids. I chose images from August 2014 to July 2015 and looped the sequence so it continues non-stop. I would have liked to use the fall 2015 images, but since fall is not over yet, there would have been a weird jump in the animation going from October 2015 back to October 2014. Summer is the best time to put in a jump because when everything is green the jump isn’t so noticeable.
Some fun things to look for in this time-lapse animation:
- a late spring snow
- footprints in the snow
- a tree being cut down!