There are many reasons data that examine the timing of plant phenophases are important. One of these reasons is to provide data to support conservation efforts. Specifically, there are many species that depend on the timing of when plants flower, leaf, … Continue reading
Last week I described some initial results from the Spring Challenge. I showed how we used individual classifications to build a dataset for a single site in a a single year. And we discovered that using paired images 7 days … Continue reading
A turkey vulture takes a rest on in front of the new NEON PhenoCam at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Maryland.
Having all the pairs of spring images classified means I can now analyze them! In particular, I’m using these images to get a best estimate for the “start of spring” and the “end of spring”. These are metrics that are … Continue reading
Trees are putting out leaves at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that participated in our Spring Challenge over the past month. Not just our volunteers but also our partners at SciStarter, Project Budburst, and the Zooniverse for helping us spread the word … Continue reading
Our lunar PhenoCam helps us track seasons on the moon. Because of the minor tilt in the moon’s axis (only about 1.5 degrees), seasonal change on the moon is subtle and hard to measure with on-the-ground methods.