Monthly Archives: January 2016

Friday favorites: Kingfisher

The panels I wrote about on Wednesday act as occasional perches for our feathered friends. On Monday, a belted kingfisher surveyed a marsh in Sapelo Island Wildlife Management area in Georgia, USA.

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Poles and panels

You may have seen some hardware equipment poking out from the bottoms of some of the PhenoCam images — poles and panels. Why are they there? And what are they for? Early in the days of the PhenoCam network, we … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Alaskan winter twilight

At 71 degrees latitude, our PhenoCam near Barrow, Alaska, is our most northern one. In deep winter, the sun never gets above the horizon, rendering all our images a bit dim, and highlighting wind-swept patterns in the snow.

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Warmer temperatures allow plants to stay green longer in autumn

In September, I wrote a blog post about our research at the SPRUCE site in Minnesota, where a Department of Energy project is trying to answer the question: What effects will warmer temperatures and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide have on … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Dustings

Boston has only received dustings of snow this year. Of course, last year when the city saw record snowfall, there had been almost no snow by mid-January, too. What the rest of this winter has in store is a mystery…

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Excited to Join the Team!

Many of you may have seen my name in recent talk posts on the Season Spotter project website and wondered “who is this?”  I am a new addition to the Season Spotter research team and am very excited to be part … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Snow transformation

In just two days, snow transforms the greens and oranges of Sequoia National Park in California to white.

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