Category Archives: Why do we ask that?

Seedheads and cones

‘Can you see grass seedheads?’ ‘Are cones visible on the trees?’ These are probably the most difficult questions we ask on Season Spotter Questions. We ask these questions because the production of seeds is one of the key events in … Continue reading

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Is there snow?

In Season Spotter Questions we ask you about snow. Is there a lot or a little? Is it on the trees or just on the ground? These might seem like strange questions to ask. After all, snow doesn’t tell us … Continue reading

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Can you see flowers?

In Season Spotter Questions, we ask you whether you see flowers a lot. Flowers are the reproductive parts of plants, and so plants put out flowers when they are most confident that the flowers – and eventual seeds – they … Continue reading

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Marking shifts in time-series

One of the tasks we ask you to do in Season Spotter (Image Marking) is to mark places where there is an obvious shift in the camera’s view over time. We do this by extracting the center vertical line of … Continue reading

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Drawing shapes around vegetation

One of the tasks we ask you to do in Season Spotter (Image Marking) is to draw a shape around each area of an image that contains vegetation. Why do we ask that? Most of our images come from the … Continue reading

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